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Address: 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall, MD 21661
Phone Number: 14106399133
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The Mainstay is a storefront nonprofit performing arts center on Rock...

The Mainstay is a storefront nonprofit performing arts center on Rock Hall's down home Main Street. We are dedicated to presenting local, regional, national and international talent, at a reasonable price, in an almost perfect acoustic setting. Our intimate listening room seats 120. We do 50 to 60 shows a year. Performances are listed on our website and you can subscribe to our email list there.

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Small Venue, Big Talent

Just a little small town venue that some how finds a way to bring in some great talent. (Anthony John Clarke) Very homey and interactive, had a great evening of entertainment for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Just a little small town venue that some how finds a way to bring in some great talent. (Anthony John Clarke) Very homey and interactive, had a great evening of entertainment for $15 bucks. We will go back again.

Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A small performance venue with a big following. Possibly 100 people can squeeze in and find a place to sit or stand for a performance. Talent varies and the consistent warm audience makes this a lovely place to see a performer or group play their heart out. If you are withing a 50 mile radius, you don't have a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

we saw Modern Man here, who were hilarious. Atmosphere is wonderful -- everyone out to have a good time and support the arts. A big treat.

Thank nonameDc
Greensboro, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Enjoyed the free outdoor concert. It was our first time here but, hopefully, won't be our last. This is a real draw in Rock Hall.

Thank Jane T
Rock Hall, Md
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I have attended numerous Mainstay concerts. The experience is always unique, intimate and memorable. As residents of Rock Hall, we consider the Mainstay to be one of our great community treasures. Referencing the "Not Open" review below, I have to ask... Is it fair to give a "terrible" review to an establishment that a person did not... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A great night out; the talent, the atmosphere, --oh my gosh...this far exceeded our expectations. This is run by local individuals who love music and know how to spot and bring in quality talent. We saw Daryl Davis who was an extraordinary entertainer, musician, humble guy who makes who escape in his talent and stories and gives you his heart... More 

Thank JRC R
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20 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

very sad to share, this place was not open during the weekday when we visited for our anniversary weekend. It would have been great if it was open to hear some live local music during the week.

Thank katsons
Parkton, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have been to several concerts here over the years and it is a treat to see the enormous amount of talent that's out there. This time we sat outside, listened to a fantastic class guitarist. It was hot so after we put our chairs up we walked across the street to Durdings and got snowballs. Great evening.

Thank GrammyJoyce_10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Call to book your ticket on the honor system. Sit right in front of the performers. Get a glass of wine at intermission. What not to like?!

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Annapolis, MD
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

After a great dinner at Osprey Point Restaurant, we enjoyed a very pleasant evening at the Mainstay. Washington, DC vocalist Lena Seikaly and her band performed a tribute to the music of Billie Holiday during two 45 minutes sets. Every seat in the venue was taken and the evening outstanding.

Thank redrooster89

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