Serendipity Music Series

Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Paul PK Mayo

The Reporter, the student newspaper at Minnesota State Mankato, provided this story on PK Mayo following his CSU Serendipity Music Series Performance. Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Paul "PK Mayo" Mayasich was joined by bass player John Wright in a return performance in the Centennial Student Union on Thursday, March 25, 2021 appearance. 


The ongoing Serendipity Music Series in the Centennial Student Union at Minnesota State University, Mankato, offers free mid-week, mid-day performances for the campus and Mankato area community that spotlight Minnesota musicians with "street-corner serenade" style performances. Passers-by can stop to listen or bring their lunch and enjoy some of Minnesota's finest musicians. The performances during fall and spring semesters are sponsored by the Centennial Student Union with support through the student activity fee.


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RECENT PERFORMANCE: Fat City All-Stars, Sept. 1, 2021

Had a great time with the Fat City All Stars as they entertained a HUGE crowd who gathered on the campus mall  Sept. 1 for the Campus and Community Fair and the CSU Mall Fest. It was a great day!  Here is our Facebook Live Stream

Past Performers' Videos


SMS: Yesterday by Forsyth & Patrick

SMS Video: Everett Smithson Band

SMS Video: Paul Mayasich

SMS Video: Blue Ox Jazz Babies

SMS Video: Piano Man Tom Hunter


Amy Korteum*

Blue Ox Jazz Babies*

Briz & Lady

Chico Chavez

Church of Cash

Dennys Burga

Dred I Dread*

Druzy Rose

Duckshack Dave

Everett Smithson*

Fairfax AK

Fred Steele

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

Garrett Steinberg

Good Night, Gold Dust*

Greg Herriges*

Heart of a Tinman

Hot Date

Hustle Rose

Ian Hilmer


Jake Ilika

Jenn Melby and Sister Gin*

Joe Scarpellino* and Olivia Quintanilla

Laura Jackson

Lehto and Wright

Matt Haeffel

Maud Hixson

Mae Simpson Music

Max Graham*

Megan Hamilton

Michael Thul

Mookie the Magician

Nookie Jones*

Ocho and Betty*

OK Factor*

Paul Booth Johnson

Paul "PK Mayo" Mayasich

PreApocalyptic Junkyard Orchestra

Prime & PM

Rachael Kilgour

Rain Dogs

Scottie Miller

Space Monkey Mafia

Static Panic

Sugar Babies

Tim Cheesebrow*

Tom Hunter*

Vinnie Rose

Yam Haus

* Return Performers