Welcome to Lead East

Stay at the Hilton where the event happens.
Call Koren 973-455-7920 at the Hilton to reserve your room!!!!!

August 31 - September 3, 2023

To register your car or buy your event entrance please call 908-876-9100.

Lead East the worlds greatest oldies party!

Join us for a mega shake, rattle and roll never ending Labor day weekend, with leather jackets, poodle skirts, concerts and classic cool cars.

Get transported back in time to the greatest American era. Come experience the coolest place on earth.

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Lead East is home to the biggest showcase of classic cars, trucks and exciting cruisers.

View our Photo Gallery >>

Amazing Cars



What's an oldies festival without great music?

Check out our upcoming band schedule for 2019 >>

Great Music


Food and Dancing

From food trucks and restaurants to indoor and outdoor dancing, the Lead East party lasts all day and all night.

Check out this year's schedule >>

Food and Dancing

Basic Pricing

Weekend Spectator Wristbands: $55 Adult or $45 Junior (12 - 16 years)
One Day Spectator Adimission: $20 Adult or $15 Junior (12 - 16 years)
One Day Family Plan: $50 (Includes 2 adults and their children ages 12-16. Children under 11 are free. Concert, party and dance tickets available at the door at prices listed above)
One Day Car Plans: $50 Saturday or Sunday (Includes 2 arm bands)
$35 Saturday or Sunday (Includes 1 Arm Band)
Includes all children in car under 17.

The Hilton has extended the due date for the balance of the amount due for rooms to June 1st.

Lead East 40th Anniversary Video

Celebrity Special Guests

Pinstripe art by the very talented "Gooch Freehand Pinstriping"

Recent Announcements


What IS Lead East?

Unquestionably the largest and highest quality classic car and Rock 'n' Roll event in the NJ/NY/CT Tri-State area. With more than 34 live bands and musicians plus five DJ's inside and out. We deliver a family oriented festival packed full of events that celebrates decades of legendary Rock 'n' Roll. Over the years more than 250,000 people have come to our events. Many have told us it is the best, most fun, most nostalgic event they have ever attended!


Food & Beverages

Food ranges from several restaurants and vendors inside the hotel to outdoor food trucks and vendors with a nice array of reasonably priced items. The Hilton sells alcoholic beverages in the hotel and beer in the parking lot.


Food Trucks

House Of Cupcakes, winners of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, will be joining us again this year at LEAD EAST!!! Such a delightful treat!

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Contact Lead East
Phone: 908-876-9100 | Email: leadeastinfo@aol.com | P.O. Box 148 Hope, NJ 07844