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 has cancelled all activities in our space through the end of June and we will re-evaluate the rest of our season at that time. We encourage all of our partners, artists, patrons, and friends to continue practicing social distancing and frequent handwashing. It seems strange, but the best way for us to stick together is to stay apart.
On Monday evening, June 8, from 7 to 8pm, our online concert series continues! This week we once again feature master pianist Joe Holt.

Our traditional Monday night master of ceremonies, Joe Holt returns to the Monday night LIVE series on Facebook.  Like all great musicians, Joe is always looking to work on something new, but like all musicians who are in frequent demand, there is never enough time to get to it all.  In light of this current forced “sabbatical”, Joe has finally had time to get to work on his own bucket list. Tune in to see what he’s been up to!

Simply go to the the Mainstay Facebook page to find the live stream concert (and later, the archive). We look forward to seeing you on the stream (and again at The Mainstay, as soon as we’re able)!
If you aren’t already following us on Facebook, you can join us here: https://www.facebook.com/mainstayrockhall/.
Did you know that you can watch our Facebook page even if you are not a Facebook member?  Just click “not now” when prompted to join.

Even as The Mainstay stands dark, we are working to ensure a quick and easy restart of the Musical Magic when the all clear sounds.  To help pick right back up where we left off, we ask those who are able, make a tax deductible donation to our organization.

A few weeks ago, our wonderful bartender Becky Byrd donated $1,500 to The Mainstay and issued a challenge that all who are in a position to donate to our organization, do so.  As a result, we have received over $7,000 from you!  Thank you so much for all the love. 


Watch this space for a continuing array of concerts and activities for your at-home listening pleasure.


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.