Meet The Chair – Cruzin’ To Colby

Normally on Saturdays we bring you an introduction to a local business owner and tell you about their business. For the last Saturday of April, I decided to change it up a bit and introduce you to Scott Pattison who is the chair of the group that puts on the annual Cruzin’ to Colby event in downtown Everett, Washington every Memorial Day Weekend. This year instead of two days of events a new kick-off concert has been added on Saturday night. I asked Scott to explain what was happening, his involvement and more about the event this year. Leland Dart – Publisher/Editor

From last year’s Colby cruise.

Cruzin to Colby

From the Show and Shine in 2011.

A kick-off concert on Saturday, Cruise Colby on Sunday, Show and Shine Memorial Day

90s favorites Everclear and Tonic will kick off the weekend in an outdoor show on Colby in downtown Everett.

I co-chaired Cruzin To Colby in 2017, 2018 and 2019 taking over all responsibility in 2020 for a show that didn’t happen.

In 2020 I threw together an impromptu neighborhood cruise in North Everett as I felt like the community needed something!

In 2021 we once again canceled the Memorial Day show but we were given approval to host a show on Labor Day and scrambled to put it together in about eight weeks.

This year things are moving ahead as planned on our traditional Memorial Day weekend. So to the question of why do I do this?

I’m a lifetime resident of Everett and I often hear “there’s nothing to do in Everett”. So I have decided to take a proven event and make it better, by adding a kick off concert this year.

We will have events on all three days: the kick off concert on Saturday, the cruise on Sunday and the show and shine on Monday.

This year’s kick off concert has two nationally recognized names in Everclear and Tonic. The goal for this year is to breakeven on the concert and take all the monies from this year’s show and continue to fund kick off concerts going forward in addition to adding other events over the weekend in Everett in the coming years.

I think it’s important to point out that all money from this three-day weekend either goes back into the show for funding future years or is disseminated between two local charities, Providence hospice for children and the Snohomish County football officials Hall of Fame scholarship fund.

Here’s more information about the history of the show from the Cruzin’ To Colby website.

Who are we…

​Cruzin’ to Colby was created by a passionate group of local business people and The Seattle Rod-Tiques Car Club back in 1999. The show has been one of the largest events in downtown Everett for many years. It has attracted hundreds of thousands of participants and spectators over its 20-year history. We have had very dedicated sponsors and vendors that have made it possible to contribute over $250,000 dollars to local charities.

This event is hosted by a committee of volunteers that are committed to the continuation of this cherished community tradition! The model for the events and donations remains the same to significantly contribute to our local community charities.

Schedule of Events…

Saturday May 28th

5:00pm – Kick Off Concert in Downtown Everett on Colby between Everett and California

10:00pm After hours party
Tony V’s Garage, 1712 Hewitt, Everett
Join us for some live music and a party as we kick off this great weekend of events!!

Sunday May 29th

5:00pm-9:00pm – Controlled Cruise
Downtown Everett with Beer Garden located at Hewitt & Colby

6:00pm-9:00pm – Pro Audio Sound Off Competition at Hewitt and Colby

8:00pm-2:00am – Rock-N-Roll Dance
Tony V’s, 1712 Hewitt, Everett

Monday May 30th

​9:00am-4:00pm – Show and Shine
Downtown Everett
Live Entertainment Stage
70+ Vendors

3:00pm-4:00pm – Show and Shine Trophy Presentation
Downtown Everett


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