Our mission is to invigorate the cultural experience of Eastern Shore life by presenting outstanding musical programming and to provide a setting for creativity, inquiry and conversation.

The Mainstay sends a huge thank you out to the High and Wides and everyone who tuned in to The Mainstay’s first live stream concert from our stage.  With over 120 tickets sold, this would have been a sellout in our space! We hope you will all continue to tune in as this series grows.
Upcoming Shows – $5 Streaming Access

Sue Matthews and Robert Redd – July 10th

Since March 30, The Mainstay has been offering free concerts live on our Facebook page every Monday evening from performers’ homes.  Due to the amazing audience response, we will keep these shows going! This week we feature our own Joe Holt at the piano holding forth on one of his greatest influences, piano icon Dave McKenna.

Joe Holt in the spirit of Dave McKennaJuly 13 at 7pm

Did you know changes to charitable giving tax deductions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES) Act will allow taxpayers who don’t itemize their deductions to now deduct charitable contributions up to $300 on their tax return?

What’s Next at The Mainstay!

Upcoming Shows

Home of Musical Magic!

Located in a 100 year old building at 5753 N. Main Street, The Mainstay is a cultural and artistic center for Rock Hall, a historic “waterman’s” town on the Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The town’s healthy mix of people with a deep heritage on the Eastern Shore and newcomers who have fallen in love with the area give it a vitality, a hometown feeling and a sense of community that is hard to beat.

Did you know that student admission to The Mainstay is FREE?  Simply make a reservation by phone, show up and present your student ID at the box office.

Access to The Mainstay’s back door has changed. The brick walkways next to The Mainstay are closed. Enter through the door on Main Street if you are arriving from that side of the building.

•Reservations can be made over the phone by calling (410) 639-9133. Phone reservations pay the advertised door price. Tickets may also be purchased online for an advance ticket price, saving you a couple of dollars.

• We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express at the door.


• No need to bring printed tickets, just give your name at the door.