2019 Schedule

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019:

Noon - 6:00 PM: Registration for 2020 in the Hilton Lobby opens. Renew your existing room and car space for the 2020 Lead East. All non renewed rooms will be on sale on Friday Aug. 30.

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

Thursday, August 29, 2019:

Noon - 6:00 PM: Registration for 2020 in the Hilton Lobby opens. Renew your existing room and car space for the 2020 Lead East. All non renewed rooms will be on sale on Friday Aug.30.

Noon - 4:00 PM: Ticket sales for Saturday and Sunday Concerts and the Saturday Country Line Dance Party, will be for sale in the coat room by the ballrooms next to the revolving doors. Also pick up your FREE prom tickets here.

9:00 AM until late in the evening: Check out Brandon McCoy of Gooch Freehand Pinstriping joining us all the way from Oklahoma!! Make sure you stop by his booth to see what he’s working on all weekend! He’ll be available to paint his very cool and creative custom pinstripe designs at LEAD EAST this year!

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

7:30PM - MIDNIGHT: The "ACE" Drive-In opens. 7:30 - 8:00 Cartoons for the kids! Starting at 8:00 Movies 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.

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.

9:00 AM until late in the evening: Check out Brandon McCoy of Gooch Freehand Pinstriping joining us all the way from Oklahoma!! He’s an incredibly talented pinstripe artist so make sure you stop by his booth to see what he’s working on! He’ll be available to paint his very cool and creative custom pinstripe designs at LEAD EAST this year!

10:00 AM –6:00 PM: Registration for 2020 in the Hilton Lobby opens. The balance of all available rooms will be on sale on a first come first serve basis. After you get your room, reserve your plan A and your armbands

10:00 AM – 7:00PM: Ticket sales for Saturday and Sunday Concerts and the Saturday Country Line Dance Party, will be for sale in the coat room by the ballrooms next to the revolving doors. Also pick up your FREE Prom Tickets here!

NOON until 5:00 PM: Part 1 of LIVE metal fabrication demonstration located in the parking lot. Door handle shaving seminar with Blue Sky Performance and Restoration. (Door handles sponsored by Kindig It Design!)

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

1:30 pm -4:00 pm Old time indoor movies cartoons nostalgic commercials, short clips, sitcoms from the past and more. Held in the Zinc room all rated G.

7:30 PM - MIDNIGHT: The "ACE" Drive-In opens. 7:30 - 8:00 Cartoons for the kids! Starting at 8:00 Movies 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.

8:00 PM until 11:00PM: Sock Hop in the INDOOR Ballroom featuring DJ Lil Jimmy... a LEAD EAST tradition! There will also be a live band performing called "Tuesday at 8!" 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!

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 8:00 PM: Collectibles show and other venders will be open in the hallway area by the Ballroom.

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Clown CRAIGLES on the move. Watch for CRAIGLES and her clown companions as they party their way around the parking lot and inside the hotel.

9:00 AM until late in the evening: Check out Brandon McCoy of Gooch Freehand Pinstriping joining us all the way from Oklahoma!! He’s an incredibly talented pinstripe artist so make sure you stop by his booth to see what he’s working on! He’ll be available to paint his very cool and creative custom pinstripe designs at LEAD EAST this year!

11:00 am – noon Basic Dance Lessons held at the outdoor state area hosted by Lou Vince

10:00 AM–2:00 PM: Registration for 2020 in the Hilton Lobby opens. The balance of all available rooms will be on sale on a first come first serve basis. Reserve your plan A car plan and your armbands

10:00 AM -7:00 PM: Ticket sales for Saturday and Sunday Concerts and the Saturday Country Line Dance party will be for sale in the coat room by the ballrooms next to the revolving doors. Also pick up your Free Prom Tickets here.

9:00 AM until 3:00 PM: Come see a nostalgic dragster Meet builder and driver Jim Cummings!!! He will be available for photos and to sign autographs too!!!

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!

10:30 AM-1:30 PM: Part 2 of LIVE metal fabrication demonstration located in the parking lot. Door lock cylinder Frenching seminar with Blue Sky Performance and Restoration. (Door handles sponsored by Kingit It Design!)

9:00 AM: See the "worlds fastest dielsel powered truck" by Lincoln Tech in Daicchi lot

11:00 AM: Story time and photos with CRAIGLES the clown in Clown Hall. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Absolutely no drop offs.

11:00 AM – NOON: Marty’s Flee Circus, The Biggest Little Show on Earth, will perform for young and old (you will laugh your sides off) It will be held in the Lobby.

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 event is free!! But limited, please be prompt.

NOON until 5:00 PM: The Razorbacks, Rockabilly band will be playing on the OUTDOOR stage located by the back door of the hotel.

12:30 PM until 2:30 PM: Lil’ Jimmy’s Stack of Records live radio show recording at Golden Gup Island. Accapella Groups, Bands and Musicians welcome to stop by for some free airplay/promotion on Boston, MA radio station WMWM 91.7 FM

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Ballooning with CRAIGLES the clown in the Hotel Lobby Area

1:30 PM: A capella CONCERT. Singing groups will be performing in the Ballroom featuring "Still Around", "Party of Five", and "Cherished Memories"

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Advanced dance lessons with Lou Vince held in the Elements room

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Marty’s Flee Circus, The Biggest Little Show on Earth, will perform for young and old (you will laugh your sides off) It will be held in the Lobby.

2:30 PM until 7:00 PM: Karaoke and open mic directed by Pat and Heather Ferrante will be held in he Estate Ballroom

3:00 PM -4:00 PM: Take a trip! Go beyond the music, past the myths, and behind the scenes with Ron Farber, the legendary Music Authority. He’s worked with hundreds of the biggest hit-makers and chart-toppers in music history and he can tell you the stories and the facts - not the fables - around songs you grew up with on the radio! Join him in the Elements Room for a seminar!

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Part 3 of LIVE metal fabrication demonstration located in the parking lot. Begin installing Kindigit door handle with Blue Sky Performance and Restoration. (Door handles sponsored by Kindig It Design!)

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.

7:30 PM - MIDNIGHT: The "ACE" Drive-In opens. 7:30 - 8:00 Cartoons for the kids! Starting at 8:00 Movies 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.

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.

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 7:00 PM: Collectibles show and other venders will be open in the hallway area in front of the Ballroom.

9:00 AM until 9:45 AM: Sunday Chapel Service (multi denominational) held in the Ballroom presided over by The Most Reverend Jim Craig (our event director)

9:00 AM until late in the evening: Check out Brandon McCoy of Gooch Freehand Pinstriping joining us all the way from Oklahoma!! He’s an incredibly talented pinstripe artist so make sure you stop by his booth to see what he’s working on! He’ll be available to paint his very cool and creative custom pinstripe designs at LEAD EAST this year!

10:00 AM –2:00 PM: Registration for 2020 in the Hilton Lobby. The balance of all unsold rooms will be on sale on a first come first serve basis. After you get your room, reserve your plan A and your armbands

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Tickets for the Sunday Concerts will be for sale in the coat room by the ballrooms next to the revolving doors. Also pick up your FREE prom tickets here

11:00 am – noon Basic Dance Lessons held at the outdoor state area hosted by Lou Vince

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Advanced dance lessons with Lou Vince held in the Elements room

10:00 AM - 2PM: Part 3 continued and completion of LIVE metal fabrication demonstration located in the parking lot. Finish door handle install with Blue Sky Performance and Restoration. (Door handles sponsored by Kindig It Design!)

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!

11:00 AM until 9:00 PM: Clown CRAIGLES on the move. Watch for CRAIGLES and her clowny companions as they party their way around the parking lot and inside the hotel.

11:00 AM: Story time and photos with Craigles the clown in Clown Hall. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Absolutely no drop offs.

12:00 PM until 3:00 PM: Come meet "BAD CHAD" Chad Hiltz and Jolene MacIntyre from the Discovery Channel TV show "Bad Chad Customs!" They will be available to take photos and sign autographs so make sure you stop by and see them in the collectables show area!

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.

12:30 PM: A capella CONCERT!! Singing groups will be performing in the Ballroom featuring "Magic Touch", "Re-Member Then", and "Echoes of Time"

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: For the little kids! And some big ones too! Ballooning with CRAIGLES the clown in the Hotel Lobby area

2:00 PM until 6:00 PM: Karaoke and open mic directed by Pat and Heather Ferrante in the Estate Ballroom

3:00 PM until 4:00 PM: Take a trip! Go beyond the music, past the myths, and behind the scenes with Ron Farber, the legendary Music Authority. He’s worked with hundreds of the biggest hit-makers and chart-toppers in music history and he can tell you the stories and the facts -not the fables- around songs you grew up with on the radio! Join him in the Elements Room for a seminar!!

5:00 PM 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! The winner of the custom Lead East decorated NASCAR style die cast model car will also be announced. AND a special award will be given out by "BAD CHAD" Chad Hiltz and Jolene MacIntyre from the Discovery Channel TV show "Bad Chad Customs!"

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: The 32nd Annual Senior High School 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.

7:30 PM - MIDNIGHT: The "ACE" Drive-In opens. 7:30 - 8:00 Cartoons for the kids! Starting at 8:00 Movies 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.

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!

All information is subject to change - Not responsible for typos.