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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
Free Outdoor Concert at the Rock Hall Village Gazebo
Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Best known for his blistering rock leads and powerful blues chops, Blake Thompson plays guitar, piano and drums, sings and has been influenced equally by The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Alvin Lee, Brian May and Billy Gibbons. His material ranges from classic rock and pop to blues, soul, R&B and country. He is also an accomplished and prolific singer/songwriter who sometimes performs acoustically on guitar and piano. This is the first in our free outdoor summer series and it will be at gazebo in Rock Hall Village at the corner of Main Street and Route 20 (bring a comfortable chair). The Mainstay’s free outdoor summer concert series is sponsored by the Rock Hall Business Association, the Kent County Arts Council and The Mainstay.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Mulebone brilliantly combines Hugh Pool's excellent blues/roots guitar, harmonica, vocals and stomp-board with John Ragusa's virtuosity on conch shell, Jews harp, cornet, all manner of flutes, tin whistle and back-up vocals. They play an intense mix of slide guitar boogies, 1 chord trance riffs a la Howlin Wolf, the uptempo rags of Reverend Gary Davis, country blues of all shapes and colors, a mix of tunes written by Pool and covers from the likes of Fred McDowell and Merle Travis. From New York, they play regularly in the city, but they have developed a following wherever they have toured. They were a big hit in front of the Mainstay at the 2012 Rock Hall FallFest and we are delighted to have them back for a full concert.
with the Midiri Brothers
Stride Piano Jazz
Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8:00 p.m
Neville Dickie is one of the World's finest exponents of Stride piano and Boogie Woogie. Equally respected in Britain and the United States of America, he is one of the rare breed of British musicians who has managed to make a name for himself on both sides of the pond. He will be joined for this swinging evening by the Midiri Brothers with Paul Midiri on vibes and drums and Joe Midiri on clarinet and sax.