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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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A Rock Hall gem

We visit Rock Hall by boat or car every year or so and are never disappointed in the offerings and energy this small town offers its guests. The Mainstay is one of those special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
AnotherHappyTraveler
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Northern Virginia
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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Rock Hall by boat or car every year or so and are never disappointed in the offerings and energy this small town offers its guests. The Mainstay is one of those special spots that only exists when a local group of dedicated, music-loving folks decides that they and Rock Hall visitors deserve a funky, inexpensive venue offering genuine... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

My husband and I went to see a show (Toby Walker- who was brilliant and so talented) and loved this venue. It is small with seating for 120 people. There are mismatched chairs and church pews to sit and it is such an intimate place to see a show. They have a decent sound system and didn't play the music... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Upscale entertainment - jazz, blues, classical, folk .... it's all good. The atmosphere is laid back - funky and fun ! Great acoustics - beer, wine and snacks available. A must attend !!

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

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Thank RGBREW
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.

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Greensboro, Maryland
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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.

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Rock Hall, Md
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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 15, 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 

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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.

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