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 suspending all main shows until March 2021.

Livestreaming at The Mainstay!

Tune in to the Mainstay on Friday December 11 at 7 pm for a LIVE broadcast of the guitarist Zach Lambert and his musical compatriots!

Streaming Pass $5.
Zach Lambert – Dec 11 at 7 pm

The Mainstay wants you!

The Mainstay is always looking to connect with people who love music. Whether a performer, patron, or volunteer, we want to meet you.

Get Involved

Monday Night LIVE
Pandemic Piano with Joe Holt
Monday January 11 7pm
FREE on Facebook
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK – January 11 7pm

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act. If you find value in what we do here at The Mainstay, consider sharing some of your support with us.

Don’t forget to check out the 2020 Annual Drive – celebrating 25 years of Musical Magic!

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.