The Mainstay opened its doors in a 100 year old Rock Hall building on Nov 13, 1997. Outfitted with 120 mismatched chairs, Tom McHugh’s sound system, a few cast off theatre lights, the building came to life. Now, some 750 concerts later, and celebrating fifteen years of success, The Mainstay is a fixture on Rock Hall’s old time Main Street.
The Mainstay (Home of Musical Magic) is a 501(c)3, nonprofit dedicated to the arts, serving Rock Hall and the surrounding region. We are dedicated to presenting local, regional, national and international talent, at a reasonable price, in an almost perfect acoustic setting. You really can’t have a bad seat in this room.
Music from all genres is offered: American roots, classical, classic blues, and jazz… Check out Memorable Performances for a sample. The Mainstay is especially proud of its reputation for jazz excellence dating back to our early association with jazz great Charlie Byrd. We host 50 to 60 performances a year on our stage.