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.

Read the latest news from our Board of Directors here.

We are currently in full swing with our Annual Appeal.  If you are not on our Snail Mail list, click here , here  and here to view our fundraising mailer.  You can use the Donate Now button below to make a contribution online or mail a check to The Mainstay, PO Box 238, Rock Hall, MD 21661.  A big thank you to all who have made donations so far!

The Mainstay is looking for a volunteer who knows Constant Contact and who might be able to help with designing our weekly email blasts.  Is that you?  Please email us at info@mainstayrockhall.org for more info.

What’s Next at The Mainstay!

Upcoming Shows

Home of Musical Magic!

Located in a 100 year old building on 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.