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The Mainstay

5753 Main Street, Rock Hall, MD 21661
410-639-9133
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Rock Hall
Type: Performances, Theaters
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Philadelphia, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Mainstay offers a superior jazz experience in an intimate venue. We have attended 4 evening concerts there in the last 4 years, and each one was terrific. If you are in Rock Hall on the weekend, be sure to check if there is a Mainstay concert that night.

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Rock Hall, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you're looking for great jazz, you'll find it at the Mainstay in Rock Hall....right on the main drag!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The Mainstay offers upwards of 62 concerts a year. And there is a reason reservations are encouraged. The 120 seat venue is like stepping into a place you always thought existed - but never really found. It is very similar to the old Main Point of Bryn Mawr, PA and carries the same attraction. Intimate seating, a comaraderie that glows... More

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Rock Hall
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This non profit organization gets amazingly good talent. The space is funky but the crowd always includes supportive people living in the area.

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