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Address: 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall, MD 21661
Phone Number: 410-639-9133
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Jazz at its best on Maryland's Eastern Shore

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Annapolis, MD
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Annapolis, MD
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42 helpful votes 42 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.

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great music all day at the oyster festival. Very lay back and entertaining. Wish my friends could have been there.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Vocalist with pianist playing a mix of folk and show tunes. Vocalist was weaker than pianist, but hey it was free.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fun to sit in mismatched chairs and enjoy a movie and concert -- the Mainstay is a great venue, small with good sound and a very close stage!

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Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is amazing! Small, intimate, personable, with a wide range of musical talent. We were in town by boat for Memorial Day weekend and caught the charming Rock Hall shuttle from the marina to downtown for dinner and a little music (it's close enough to walk, also, which we did after the show). We caught Karen Somerville's eclectic performance... More 

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Rock Hall, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Amazing to have a this caliber of music in a small town. The Mainstay is a local treasure where you can hear great music - jazz, blues, folk, classical- about twice a month. Many name performers and groups play here when they are doing other concerts in the DC, Baltimore or Philly area. Ticket prices are modest, and the venue... More 

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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Very small hall where you are very close to the performers. Inexpensive bar. Excellent vibe and reasonable ticket prices.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

As a local I go to concert's here as often as possible. In addition to the wonderful reviews already written here, I want to caution that the best performances are sold out well in advance. If you plan to be in the area, check their website and make reservations early, don't rely on checking the sidewalk chalkboard when you get... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I just went to the Mainstay for the first time on Friday during our anniversary getaway. We were planning to be in the area and found out that the Dover Quartet was scheduled to play there. It was a wonderful experience. The musicians, the program, the acoustics and, well, the general vibe of the place--thanks to Tom... More 

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crownsville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

If you can catch a local artist it is a nice little venue. My only complaint is the chairs, they need to invest in some. Left at intermission, just could not sit any longer

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