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 is celebrating 25 years of Musical Magic in 2020!  We hope you will visit often and help us attain our goal of record attendance during our silver anniversary year.

We will host a Saint Patrick’s Day Fundraiser and Celtic Celebration on Friday, March 20.  Three of the region’s most renowned traditional Irish musicians- Sean McComiskey (button accordion), Jimmy Eagan (fiddle) and David McKindley-Ward (guitar and vocals) will play a concert at 8pm preceded by a toe-tapping Irish dance exhibition and festive Irish-themed hors d’oeuvres at 6:30.  Tickets are $50 and oysters will be served at the break.  Join us and get your Irish on!  Click here for more info.

Read the latest news from our Board of Directors here.

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.