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Address: 5753 S Main St, Rock Hall, MD 21661-1617
Phone Number: +1 410-639-9133
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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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Absolutely amazing talent at this storefront-type cabaret. Reasonably priced - has a liquor license - and they usually have home-made cookies.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
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Chestertown, Maryland
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Chestertown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Absolutely amazing talent at this storefront-type cabaret. Reasonably priced - has a liquor license - and they usually have home-made cookies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We dropped into the Mainstay during Rock Hall's Fall Fest. The place was extremely popular! Despite being a small intimate venue, they seemed to bring in top talent. We wandered in and out a few times during the day, listening to different acts. There was no bad seat in the house. Each time we came in, we felt like part... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Weekly shows in a small, intimate atmosphere. Judging by the wide variety of talent this place books, it is an attraction worth going out of your way. Performers often come from long distances Limited seating at about 120 and up close to performance stage. Very friendly staff and good but tiny bar to order drinks and take to your comfortable... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is a small, really small town music hall. But don't let the size nor the outside fool you. Some of the best music in the region is performed here on a regular basis. We know because we have lived in the County of Kent for 16 years. Yesterday's performance of Red Devil Moon was a free dress rehearsal for... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

My wife is a professional musician so we couldn't help but stop in for "Monday at the Mainstay" while staying at a nearby B&B (Inn at Haven Harbor, also excellent). Mainstay's music was exquisite, the price was right, and the locals friendly. GO!

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Northern Virginia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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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