The Hallberg Center for the Arts is currently closed (we are continually reassessing the situation) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to contribute to the health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and the community.  The events taking place during this time period will be rescheduled when possible, check back to see the updated calendar.

Thanks from everyone at The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community.

Songwriters in the round #22

Shows, Performances, and Exhibitions
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Venue: Hallberg Center for the Arts

Songwriters in the Round #22 at the Hallberg Center for the Arts Every two months, producer, singer/songwriter Andrew Spreck brings in 3 songwriters from across Minnesota and Wisconsin to perform their original music in the intimate setting of the Hallberg Center for the Arts, an old turn of the century church that's been repurposed.  On Thursday, September 26th, this 22nd in the series and should be a good one! Featuring Ted Hajnasiewicz, Nigel Egg, and Swanny Rose

*A special note about this event... This will be Andrew Spreck's final production of Songwriters in the Round as he moves on to the next stage in his life (we will be having some other members try and pick up where Andrew left off, and he's offered some assistance). Please come to this event and help us say "Thank you" to Andrew Spreck for 3 years of work on this project!

This 22nd in the series of Songwriters in the Round starts promptly at 7pm.  A wonderful evening of original music at the affordable price of FREE.  Seating is limited so please come early.  Complimentary coffee from the Evergreen Coffeehouse will be served.  Stay after and meet the musicians! This month's songwriters are:

Ted Hajnasiewicz

Driven to write the perfect song, Minneapolis-born singer/songwriter Ted Hajnasiewicz is constantly composing, learning, listening, playing and singing.
“This Is What I Do”, is a culmination of years of song crafting. This is a sort of “greatest hits” package, compiling Ted’s favorite songs into one album to provide a relatable soundtrack for the lover, the loser, the sinner and the saint – roles we all play at any given moment in life.


Nigel Egg grew up in England. He became a professional musician at age eight, singing in the Saint George Cathedral choir where he earned sixpence for rehearsal, a shilling for Sunday service and half-a-crown for a funeral.

As time went on, he played in numerous cover bands – blues, rock, country – until one day he wrote a song that people seemed to like.

This was the start of a life-long addiction to writing and performing his own music. Nigel has travelled many miles hoping to create those precious moments when time stops, and the audience and the performer become united in the here and now of the music.  

He doesn’t play many clubs these days – he prefers smaller groups of people who really like to play and listen to original music – listening rooms, house concerts, songwriter showcases.  And, during daytime hours, senior audiences - click here to see the Senior Music site

Nigel Egg plays original folk, blues and Americana songs and a very personal collection of soulful American Roots music.  His songwriting and his ability to play soulful blues harp and guitar at the same time has won multiple awards from organizations like the Minnesota Folk Festival, the Austin (TX) Songwriters Group and the Telluride (CO) Blues and Brews festival.

Nigel is still trying to find himself through his songwriting and music, but he only seems to get further astray and deeper into the great mystery.


Swanny Rose encapsulates the complete songwriting and entertainment package with her ability to flow seamlessly between unique original music, fan-favorite cover songs and even distinctive improvisation when the moment strikes her.

Her songwriting style is one she likes to call “Americana Soul and Rock-N-Roll,” though her stylistic inspirations and talents really possess no boundaries. She loves to weave bits of her favorite styles (ex: jazz, hip hop, or pop) into the Americana foundation to keep listeners guessing what’s going to come next.



All Dates

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 07:00 PM