A new monthly musical event aims to promote local musicians and their original work.

The Songwriter’s Showcase will be at Uptown Music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. It’s the first in a series, which will be on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The showcase is free to the public, and free non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided. The store is located at 3827 River Road N.

This month’s headliner is Faeberella, a Salem-based jazz and dark cabaret group. Also featured are the Getto Band with Gr8teful Ted and steel guitar player Dwayne Gaddie.

The Songwriter’s Showcase is sponsored by the Keizertimes and Talent in the Getto, a weekly show on CCTV focusing solely on local musicians. Each showcase will be filmed for the show.

“Our intentions are to help songwriters work together, share ideas and promote their projects,” said Pat Robinson, who co-hosts the show.

Musicians wanting a spot in the showcase can call 503-393-2596 or email ptsongman@hotmail.com.

Uptown will continue to host its jam night on the third Wednesday of each month.