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.

Thank you to all of the wonderful supporters and Mainstay audience members who have been tuning in to our streaming content.  This new frontier in concert production and presentation has been an interesting transition to say the least, and we appreciate your growing support and patronage.

By popular demand, Mark Meadows brings his band “The Movement” to The Mainstay!

Upcoming Shows – $5 Live Streaming Access
Mark Meadows and The Movment – July 24th

We are also continuing with our afternoon lecture series. After Dave Robinson’s first presentation on Louis Armstrong was such a success, we are moving ahead with another talk with Professor Robinson, this time a deep dive into some early jazz styles. FREE on Facebook at 2 pm on Thursday July 23.

“Trad Jazz” styles – Professor Dave Robinson – July 23 at 2pm

Due to technical difficulities, our June show with Allyn was cut short. We didin’t want to shortchange our audience, so here’s take 2!

Allyn Johnson – Take 2 – July 27 at 7pm (Live from Mainstay – FREE)

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.