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Home of Musical Magic!
Located in a 100 year old building on Main Street, The Mainstay is a cultural and artistic center for Rock Hall, a historic “waterman’s” town on the Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The town’s healthy mix of of people with a deep heritage on the Eastern Shore and newcomers who have fallen in love with the area give it a vitality, a hometown feeling and a sense of community that is hard to beat.
The Mainstay is a warm friendly place with great sound and sight lines. With only 120 seats, there’s not a bad one in the house. It’s a listening room that’s almost as comfortable as your living room. Beer, wine, soft drinks and home-baked goodies are available at the bar in The Byrd Room.
Our audiences range from local Rock Hallers and Eastern Shore residents to those who find their way here from Philadelphia, Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington DC and beyond.
The Mainstay offers more than 40 concerts a year. You can hear great jazz, blues, classical, folk …almost any form you enjoy. Check out our list of memorable performances.
So, come and see us in Rock Hall… our town motto is “nice people live here” and you’ll find a whole group of those people right here at The Mainstay!
The Mainstay Calendar
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Three of New York’s finest jazz musicians who just happen to be women team up with brothers Chuck and Robert Redd for an evening of sophisticated swinging jazz. Aussie Nicki Parrott is one of New York’s finest bassists and an enchanting vocalist. All About Jazz has called Sheryl Bailey “A sizzling guitar goddess.” Drummer Sherrie Maricle is a jazz artist, composer, leader of the big band DIVA and music director for Maurice Hines. They are convening in Rock Hall for an evening of jazz with Mainstay favorites Chuck Redd on vibes and Robert Redd on piano. Chuck Redd, who put the evening together for the Mainstay said, “Robert and I are thrilled to be playing with these three incredibly talented women from New York. Nicki has played the Mainstay with us before and audiences have always been delighted with her chops on the bass and her singing. Sheryl and Sherrie are new to the Mainstay and we think the audience will be delighted to hear these two major talents who are really making a name for themselves in New York. We expect to have a lot of fun!”
Peabody Charlie Byrd Scholarship recipient
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
We begin our series of concerts celebrating what would have been Charlie Byrd’s 90th birthday with a trio of musicians from Peabody. Nick Saia on jazz guitar, is the recipient of the Charlie Byrd Memorial Endowed Scholarship, He will be joined by Corey Garcia on drums and Alex Fournier on bass for an afternoon of standards from the Great American Songbook, some great works from the 60s and a few originals. Born in New York, Nick Saia began playing the guitar at age 9. He studied at Laguardia High School of the Arts, and developed and interest in jazz and the manouche style and was influenced by Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery. He also studied with Thelonious Monk Institute’s high school program, which allowed him to meet with a small ensemble of his peers twice a week and play with jazz luminaries such as Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Terell Stafford, and many others. This led to touring with the Institute’s national all-star ensemble. They spent a week in Los Angeles giving master-classes at local high schools and performing at multiple venues in the area. The band was also able to play at the Mendocino Summer Jazz Festival and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. He currently studies jazz performance at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, working with Paul Bollenback and Michael Formanek.
Jazz Trumpet Phenom
Straight-ahead Jazz, Swinging Standards with a Twist of Bop
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.