Damariscotta River Association’s Round Top Coffee House will kick off its third year of presenting great local music Friday, Oct. 1 with Kat Logan and Jim Loney. The Friendship musicians were the feature artists for the very first Coffee House event, and organizers Heather Hardy and Jason Anthony expressed their pleasure in having them return to the Round Top stage.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The open mic runs from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m., followed by the feature performance from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Coffee House takes place at Round Top Farm, Business Route 1.

Logan and Loney have performed individually throughout New England since 1990 and with each other for the last several years. Known for their rich vocal harmonies and a variety of instrumental accompaniment, including piano, pump organ, guitar and banjos, they have entertained at concert halls, coffee houses, festivals, retirement homes and farmer’s markets. With an eclectic mix of musical influences, Logan and Loney sing music from traditional Celtic and Americana roots, blues and soul, as well as many beautiful original tunes.

Logan recently recorded on the Grammy-nominated “Singing Through the Hard Times,” a tribute album to the late Utah Phillips. “Singing Through the Hard Times” made it to the top five at last year’s Grammy Awards. Closer to home, both Logan and Loney sing with Gordon Bok; Logan recently recorded on his latest CD (and did the cover art for it). Logan and Loney are both members of the January Men and Then Some and the Quasimodal Singers of Camden.

The DRA invites musicians, singers, poets and other performers to sign up and show off their talents during the open mic portion of the Round Top Coffee House. The stage is open to everyone. The open mic is a series of eight-minute, two-song slots; performers should sign up for their slot promptly at 6:30 p.m. The open mic is designed for individual or small group performances, and performers should be able to walk up on stage and set up quickly.

Rising Tide Community Market sponsors the Round Top Coffee House by providing refreshments for each show. The Round Top Coffee House is held on the first Friday of each month. Round Top Farm is located next to Round Top Ice Cream. There is ample parking.

Admission is $6, $3 for senior citizens and free for children younger than 12. Volunteers are needed to provide additional baked goods for the show and will earn free admission. For more information, call Heather Hardy or Jason Anthony at 677-2354 or the DRA at 563-1393.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.