The Aiken Community Playhouseís Black Box Coffeehouse returns Friday at 7 p.m.


The signature event provides for a night of entertainment and refreshments in a low-lit, intimate setting and showcases a variety of local talent, as well as a chance for audience participation through an open mic session between acts.


Organizer Lisa Fountain said the Coffeehouse will feature a performance from Aikenís own Savannah River Bluegrass.


ďThe band is heavily influenced by bluegrass greats such as Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers and The Osborne Brothers; however, a typical SRB set also includes music of some of the more contemporary groups as well as some of their original tunes,Ē according to the groupís website. ďFor 15 years, Savannah River Bluegrass has entertained audiences of all ages across the Southeast with their toe-tapping melodies and tight harmonies.Ē


The floor will also be open to anyone who wishes to step up to the mic.


Fountain said those who take advantage of open mic can read poetry, play an instrument or do whatever else they feel like.


Admission to the Black Box Coffeehouse is $10 and includes coffee, tea and hot apple cider.


Wine will be available for purchase by the glass.


Seating for Black Box Coffeehouse events is limited.


The Black Box theater is located inside the Aiken Community Playhouse on Newberry Street.


To purchase tickets, call the ACP box office at 648-1438.


For more information, visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.