2019 Schedule

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019:

7:30 PM: Kickoff Party held in the Hotel Ballroom with D.J. LIL Jimmy

Thursday, August 29, 2019:

Noon until 9:00PM: DJ Jerry “The Wolfman” Burst will be playing Oldies Music outside on the PA System.

8:00 PM: Welcome Party in the Hotel Ballroom hosted by The GOLDEN GUP (A Lead East tradition)

The “ACE” Drive-In opens. Movie titles will be announced at the show. This will be a double feature. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on. The “ACE” Drive-In is located behind the hotel in the parking lot. (another Lead East tradition!)

Friday, August 30, 2019

9:00 AM until 12:00 midnight: LEAD EAST is open to the public!

9:00 AM until 9:00 PM: Collectibles show and other vendors will be open in the rear Ballroom and hallway area... Juke Boxes, vintage clothes, Nascar collectibles, and other memorabilia will be on sale!

12:00 noon until 8PM: Oldies Karaoke and open mic performances, presented by Pat Ferrante in the Estate Ballroom... your chance to be a singing star!

8:00 PM until 11:00PM: Sock Hop in the INDOOR Ballroom featuring DJ Lil Jimmy... a LEAD EAST tradition! Join us in the Ballroom this year and dance the night away on the dance floor!

8:00 PM until 11:00PM: Rockabilly Roadhouse on our OUTDOOR stage!

8:00 PM until 12:00 mid night: Outdoor “Drive in Movies” at the ACE drive in, Double Feature plus old-time commercials and cartoons, all rated G. Feature film titles will be announced at the show. Bring a lawn chair.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

9:00 AM until 12:00 Midnight: Lead East is open to the public! DJ Jerry “Wolfman” Burst plays your favorite Oldies music outside on the PA System. He’ll be taking requests, dedications, and making announcements! Tune your FM radio to 88.1FM to hear the music on your radio.

9:00 AM until 9:00 PM: Collectibles show and other venders will be open in the hallway area by the Ballroom. Juke Boxes, vintage clothes, NASCAR collectibles, jewelry, and other memorabilia will be on sale. Craigles The Clown and her “Clowny” companions will be “Partying around the event on her clown cart” make sure you stop her and get a photo or two. Drop off an unwrapped toy at the Military display for “Toys for Tots” in front of the Hotel.

10:00 AM until 1:00 PM: Advance room reservations for next year’s show 2020 will be on sale in the Hotel lobby... get your choice rooms early and beat the rush!

10:00 AM until 1:00 PM: Karaoke and open mike directed by Pat and Heather Ferrante, held in the Estate Ballroom... you too can be a singing sensation!

12:00 noon until 2:00 PM: Model Car Customizing contest for children under 17 (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). There will be several categories and all model kits and supplies will be provided! Those who wish to bring their own model kits and adults over 17 are welcome. The contest will be held in the Hotel pool area. This is a Lead East tradition!! This event is free!! But limited, please be prompt.

12:00 PM until 5:00 PM: The Razorbacks, Rockabilly band will be playing on the OUTDOOR stage located by the back door of the hotel. This is a Lead East tradition, bring your dancing shoes!!!

1:30 PM: A capella CONCERT. Singing groups will be performing in the Ballroom featuring “Still Around”, “Party of Five”, and “Cherished Memories” ...a Lead East Tradition! Admission is Free!

2:30 PM until 7:00 PM: Karaoke and open mic directed by Pat and Heather Ferrante will be held in he Estate Ballroom... join the fun and be a singing star!

7:00 PM Until 11:00 PM: Saturday night CONCERT featuring Charlie Thomas and The Drifters “Under the Boardwalk,” “Up on the Roof,” "There Goes my Baby," “This Magic Moment,” The Capris “There’s a Moon Out Tonight”, Cleveland Still and The Dubs “Could this be Magic” and Echoes of Time. Please purchase your tickets at the coat room in the ballroom area next to the revolving door.

7:00 PM until 10:00 PM: Country Western Dance Party and line dance lessons by Country DJ Scott from the Colorado Café... the largest country western dance club in the state of New Jersey. A fun time for all! Held in the Elements room. Admission is $10.00 and tickets are available at the coat room in the ballroom area by the revolving door.

8:00 PM until 12:00 Midnight: Outdoor "Drive-In Movies" at the ACE Drive-In. Double Feature, plus old-time commercials and cartoons! Feature film titles will be announced at the show. Bring a lawn chair and a portable radio because you will also be able to hear the soundtrack on closed circuit FM frequency.

8:30 PM until 12:00 Midnight: The Golden Gup and the Rhythmhancers will perform on the outdoor stage located by the back door of the Hotel. The asphalt will rock, jump, and wiggle! (A Lead East tradition) Absolutely one of the most “rockin” scenes at the event. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes!

11:00 PM: CURFEW FOR KIDS (into hotel rooms or leave the property)

1:00 AM (approx.) until SUNRISE!: The GOLDEN GUP's late night Rhythm n' Blues PARKING LOT PARTY with his jukebox-powered, shockingly pink "JUKEBUG." No other car event on this planet has activities scheduled 'til dawn! At previous LEAD EASTs they went 'til sunrise!!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

9:00 AM until 12:00 Midnight: Lead East is open to the public! DJ Jerry “Wolfman” Burst plays your favorite Oldies music outside on the PA System. He’ll be taking requests, dedications, and making announcements. Tune your FM radio to 88.1FM to hear the music on your radio.

9:00 AM until 9:00 PM: Collectibles show and other venders will be open in the hallway area near the Ballroom. Juke Boxes, vintage clothes, jewelry, NASCAR collectibles, and other memorabilia will be on sale. Drop off an unwrapped toy at the Military display for “Toys for Tots “in front of the hotel.

9:00 AM until 9:45 AM: Sunday Chapel Service (multi denominational) held at the outside gazebo presided over by The Most Reverend Jim Craig (our event director). Bring lawn chairs, all are welcome, in the event of rain the service will be held in the Ballroom. (I bet some of you didn’t know he was a man of the cloth).

10:00 AM until 1:00 PM: Advance room reservations for next year’s show 2020 will be on sale in the Hotel lobby... get your choice rooms early and beat the rush!

11:00 AM until 9:00 PM: Craigles The Clown and her “Clowny” companions will be “Partying around the event on her clown cart” make sure you stop her and get a photo or two.

10:30 AM until 12:30 PM: Karaoke and open mic directed by Pat and Heather Ferrante, held in the Estate Ballroom. You too can be a singing sensation!

12:00 PM until 5:00 PM: The Razorbacks, Rockabilly band, will be playing on the OUTDOOR stage located by the back door of the Hotel. This is a Lead East tradition, bring your dancing shoes!!!

12:30 PM: A capella CONCERT!! Singing groups will be performing in the Ballroom featuring “Magic Touch”, “Re-Member Then”, and “Echoes of Time” ...a Lead East Tradition. Admission is Free!

2:00 PM until 6:00 PM: Karaoke and open mic directed by Pat and Heather Ferrante in the Estate Ballroom... come see what it’s all about and sing your heart out!

5:00PM until 5:30 PM: Awards presentations on the OUTDOOR stage featuring DJ Lil Jimmy. Best Street Rod, Best Stock Restored, Best Muscle Car and Worst “Rat Rod” will be awarded, as well as, other cool surprises!

6:00 PM: Sunday night CONCERT featuring The Mystics “Hushabye,” Norman Fox & The Rob Roys “Tell me Why,” The Demensions “Over the Rainbow,” and The Fireflies “You Were Mine.” Don’t miss this fantastic show!! Tickets available at the coat room in the ballroom area next to the revolving door.

6:30 PM until 7:00 PM: Parade of the Prom Queens!! Convertibles line up by the front door of the Hampton hotel by “The Wolfman” All past prom queens are welcome! All Queens and their escorts must be seated inside the car as they cruise the parking lot (This is a Lead East Tradition for 31 years)!!! Bring your camera!

7:00 PM until 11:00 PM: The 32nd Annual Senior Highschool Prom held in the Elements Ballroom featuring one of our very own Prom Queens, Gay Essary, as our DJ this year!! There will be a Crowing of the 2019 Prom Queen. All attending must be properly attired: no Jeans, T shirts, shorts or sneakers. Gals must wear a dress or skirt. Guys must wear a Jacket or suit, tie is optional. Tickets are free, but limited!! Tickets are available at the coatroom in the ballroom area by the revolving door. (this is a Lead East tradition)!!!

8:00 PM until 12:00 Midnight: Outdoor “Drive-in Movies” at the ACE Drive-In. Double Feature, plus old-time commercials and cartoons!! Feature film titles will be announced at the show. Bring a lawn chair and a portable radio. You will also be able to hear the soundtrack on closed circuit FM frequency.

8:30 PM until 10:30 PM: Karaoke and open mic directed by DJ Pat and Heather Ferrante in the Estate Ballroom... you too can be a singing sensation!

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