2022 Schedule


Wednesday, August 31, 2022


2:00 - 6:00 PM: Registration for 2023 in the Hilton Lobby. Renew your existing room and car space for the 2023 Lead East. All rooms not renewed will be on sale on Friday.

7:30 PM: Kickoff Party held in the BALLROOM with D.J. Lil Jimmy of Lil Jimmy’s Stack of Records and special guest DJs!! Reunite with your Lead East family and dance the night away to the great sounds of early rock and roll!

6-8 PM: Concert Ticket Sales at ticket booth, located inside Hilton front door. New location this year. Credit cards accepted.

6-8 PM: Prom Tickets FREE at ticket booth, located inside Hilton front door. This year’s prom, “Time” of your life, is the 36 annual Lead East prom. All are invited with proper attire. Tickets are free, but limited, so get your tickets early!!!!



Thursday, September 1, 2022


Noon - 6:00 PM: Registration open for 2023 in the Hilton lobby. Renew your existing room and car space for the 2023 Lead East. All rooms non-renewed will be on sale on Friday.

9:00 AM: Collectibles show and other vendors will be open in the hallway area by the ballroom.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Visit the Photo booth in the hallway by the ballroom, have your photo taken, group photos also, "Bring home a memory from Lead East"

9:00 AM: Meadowlands Street Rods, does auto repairs at their booth. Available to anyone needing service.

Noon - 4 PM: Concert Ticket Sales at ticket booth, located inside Hilton front door. New location this year. Credit cards accepted.

Noon - 4PM: Prom Tickets FREE at ticket booth, located inside Hilton front door. This year’s prom, “Time” of your life, is the 36 annual Lead East prom. All are invited with proper attire. Tickets are free, but limited, so get your tickets early!!!!

9:00 AM until late in the night: Welcome back to Brandon McCoy of Gooch Freehand Pinstriping in front of hotel in vendor area. He’ll be joining us again all the way from Oklahoma!!

Noon - 9:00PM: DJ Jerry "The Wolfman" Burst will be playing Oldies music outside on the PA System. Stroll around the parking lot and listen to the sweet sounds of the oldies! He’ll be taking requests, dedications, and making announcements! Tune to 88.1FM to hear the music on your radio.

6:00pm -9:00 pm Craigles the Clown will be cruising the parking lot in her “Clown” cart welcoming our guests and posing for photos.

7:30PM - MIDNIGHT: The "ACE" Drive-In opens. 7:30 - 8:00 Cartoons for the kids. Double Feature movies begin at 8 PM; titles will be in handbook. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on... there’s plenty of space! The "ACE" Drive-In is located behind the hotel in the parking lot. See you there!

8:00 PM: Welcome Party in the BALLROOM hosted by The GOLDEN GUP!! Enjoy the smooth, swinging tunes, and good times with the always cool and entertaining, Golden Gup!! It’s a tradition! See you there!



Friday, September 2, 2022


9:00 AM - 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 to 88.1FM to hear the music on your radio.

9:00 AM: Meadowlands Street Rods, does auto repairs at their booth.  Available to anyone needing service

9:00 AM until late in the night: Welcome back to Brandon McCoy of Gooch Freehand Pinstriping in front of hotel vendor area.  He’ll be joining us again all the way from Oklahoma!!

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM: Collectibles show and other vendors will be open in hallway area by the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Visit the Photo booth in the hallway by the ballroom, have your photo taken, group photos also, “Bring home a memory from Lead East”

 

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Concert Ticket Sales at ticket booth, located inside Hilton front door.  New location this year. Credit cards accepted.

10:00 AM-7:00 PM:  Prom Tickets FREE at ticket booth, located inside Hilton front door.  This year’s prom, “Time” of your life, is the 36 annual Lead East prom.  All are invited with proper attire.  Tickets are free, but limited, so get your tickets early!!!!

 

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Oldies Karaoke and open mic performances at LEAD EAST presented by DJ Pat and Heather Ferrante in the HILTON LOBBY… your chance to be a singing star! You are welcome to bring your own microphone. There will be 5 other mics available to rotate between performances while sanitizing them in between. Wind covers will also be provided for each microphone during use.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Come join Jesse at Blue Sky Performance and Restoration and take your shot at rolling beads into sheet metal. They will provide various sketching tools to create your own bead rolling design using a Baileigh Industrial Electric bead roller! The bead roller will be free to use Friday-Sunday from 12:30 to 2. Limited one panel per person per day. This seminar is located by the back revolving doors behind the outdoor stage. Come check it out!

2:00 PM –6:00 PM: Registration for Lead East 2023 in the Hilton Lobby. The balance of all available rooms will be on sale on a first come-first served basis. After you get your room, reserve your plan A and your wristbands!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Coolest Cruiser Contest!!! Please assemble by the outdoor stage. DJ Jerry “Wolfman” Burst will MC this People’s Choice Award. The car or truck with the most cheers, clapping, noise wins!!

5:00 PM-8PM:  Crash Gordon and Debra Dynamite along with DJ Lil Jimmy spinning records in between sets!!! This is definitely going to be a rocking night of music!!! Join us on the OUTDOOR STAGE this year located at the rear of the Hilton Hotel and dance the night away with your loved ones and friends!

5:30 PM-7:30 PM Horsepower Happy Hour by the pool.  $2 beer drafts & Finger Food, take a break have a snack and a beer.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Oldies Karaoke and open mic performances at LEAD EAST presented by DJ Pat and Heather Ferrante in the HOTEL LOBBY... your chance to be a singing star! You are welcome to bring your own microphone. There will be 5 other mics available to rotate between performances while sanitizing them in between. Wind covers will also be provided for each microphone during use.

7:30 PM - MIDNIGHT: The "ACE" Drive-In opens. 7:30 - 8:00 Cartoons for the kids! Double feature movies begin at 8. Titles will be in handbook. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.... there’s plenty of space to social distance. The "ACE" Drive-In is located behind the hotel in the parking lot.

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM  Friday night dance party (Lead East Band Stand) NY style stage show in ballroom, featuring Michael D’Amore and the Tribunes, DJ Tony O for a dancing good time. Table service available. Tickets available by front of hotel. Credit cards accepted



Saturday, September 3, 2022


9:00 AM - 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 to 88.1FM to hear the music on your radio.

9:00 AM: Meadowlands Street Rods, does auto repairs at their booth.  Available to anyone needing service

9 AM – 5 PM:  Truck Showdown in Campus 9 lot. Any custom truck welcome,
No cruising other lots; Campus 9 lot only.  Judging and awards presentation in lot at 5 PM.   All trucks not preregistered must go to old car registration and be registered before entering the lot.

9:00 AM until late in the night: Welcome back to Brandon McCoy of Gooch Freehand Pinstriping in front vendor area.  He’ll be joining us again all the way from Oklahoma!!

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM: Collectibles show and other vendors will be open in the hallway area by the ballroom.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Visit the photo booth in the hallway by the ballroom, have your photo taken, group photos also. Bring home a memory of Lead East.

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

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Concert Ticket Sales at ticket booth, located inside Hilton front door.  New location this year, credit cards accepted

10:00 AM – 7:00PM:  Prom Tickets FREE at ticket booth, located inside Hilton front door.  This year’s prom, “Time” of your life, is the 36 annual Lead East prom.  All are invited with proper attire.  Tickets are free, but limited, so get your tickets early!!!!

11:00 AM: Story time, face painting and photos with Craigles the Clown in Clown Hall. (Silver room.)  Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Absolutely no drop-offs.

11:00 AM – NOON: Basic dance lessons held in elements ballroom hosted by Lou Vinci and Michelle Richlan. Bring a partner and let’s dance!!!

NOON - 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 outdoor pool courtyard. This event is free, but limited.   There will be a special surprise!

Noon–2:00 PM: Registration open for 2023 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 or Plan B car plans, and your wristbands!

NOON - 5:00 PM: The Razorbacks, Rockabilly band will be performing on the OUTDOOR stage located by the back door of the hotel. They are a LEAD EAST tradition... you don’t want to miss them!! Bring your dancing shoes!!!

NOON  - 5:00 PM: Oldies Karaoke and open mic performances at LEAD EAST presented by DJ Pat and Heather Ferrante in the HOTEL LOBBY... your chance to be a singing star! You are welcome to bring your own microphone. There will be 5 other mics available to rotate between performances while sanitizing them in between. Wind covers will also be provided for each microphone during use.

NOON – 3:00 PM Indoor Movie matinee & one feature film, In the Aluminum room. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Assorted cartoons and American
Graffiti

12:30 PM  - 2:30 PM: Lil’ Jimmy’s Stack of Records live radio show recording at Golden Gup Island. The broadcast will air date to be announced on rememberthanradio.com

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Come join Jesse at Blue Sky Performance and Restoration and take your shot at rolling beads into sheet metal. They will provide various sketching tools to create your own bead rolling design using a Baileigh Industrial Electric bead roller! The bead roller will be free to use Friday-Sunday from 12:30 to 2. Limited one panel per person per day. This seminar will be located by the back revolving doors behind the outdoor stage.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Ballooning with Craigles the Clown in the Hotel lobby area.

NOON – 2:00 PM Acapella Street Corner Showcase, Staring the Tribunes, Cherished Memories, Nostalgia Five and The Valentinos. Hosted by Tony “O” from WVKR FM.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Madison dance lessons with Lou Vincent in elements room

Noon–2:00 PM: Registration open for 2023 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 or Plan B car plans, and your wristbands!

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Oldies Karaoke and open mic performances at LEAD EAST presented by DJ Pat and Heather Ferrante in the HOTEL LOBBY... your chance to be a singing star! You are welcome to bring your own microphone! There will be 5 other mics available to rotate between performances while sanitizing them in between. Wind covers will also be provided for each microphone.

7:00 PM Concert in Ballroom featuring Larry Chance and The Earls, Vito Picone & the Eligants, John Kuse and the Excellents, Bob DeAndrea from the Knockouts . Tickets available in front of Hilton hotel. Credit Cards accepted.

7:30 PM - MIDNIGHT: The "ACE" Drive-In opens. 7:30 - 8:00 Cartoons for the kids! Double feature movies begin at 8. Titles in handbook. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.... there’s plenty of space to social distance. The "ACE" Drive-In is located behind the hotel in the parking lot. Pop Corn and 3-d glasses provided.

8:00 PM: Join us for “The Wolfman’s Stroll Party” with DJ Jerry “Wolfman” Burst!!! We do the Stroll together every year at Lead East…. it’s tradition! Get in on the action this year and let’s stroll. Meet by the Wolfman’s DJ booth! Be there or be square!

8:30 PM until Midnight: The Golden Gup and the Rhythmhancers will perform on the outdoor stage located by the back door of the Hotel. This is surely a LEAD EAST tradition! Don’t miss the music and the fun! 

Midnight: The GOLDEN GUP's late night Rhythm & Blues PARKING LOT PARTY with his jukebox-powered, shockingly pink "JUKEBUG."



Sunday, September 4, 2022


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 to 88.1FM to hear the music on your radio.

9:00 AM: Meadowlands Street Rods, does auto repairs at their booth.  Available to anyone needing service

9 AM – 5 PM:  Corvette Round up and Muscle Car Mania in Campus 9 lot.
No cruising other lots; Campus 9 lot only.  Judging and awards presentation in lot at 5 PM.  All year muscle cars and Corvettes welcome. All cars unless preregistered must go to old car registration and be registered.

8:00 AM – 9AM: Friends of Bill W. in the Aluminum room

9:00 - 9:45 AM: Sunday Chapel Service (multi denominational) held in the Ballroom, led by The Most Reverend Jim Craig (our event director).

9:00 AM until late in the evening: Welcome back to Brandon McCoy of Gooch Freehand Pinstriping in front vendor area. He’ll be joining us again all the way from Oklahoma!!

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM: Collectibles show and other vendors will be open in the hallway area in front of the Ballroom.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Visit the photo booth in the hallway by the ballroom and have your photo taken, group photos also. Bring home a memory of Lead East

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Concert Ticket Sales at ticket booth, located inside Hilton front door.  New location this year, credit cards accepted.

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM:  Prom Tickets FREE at ticket booth, located inside Hilton front door.  This year’s prom, “Time” of your life, is the 36 annual Lead East prom.  All are invited with proper attire.  Tickets are free, but limited, so get your tickets early!!!!

11:00 AM – NOON: Basic dance lessons hosted by Lou Vinci and Michele Richlan in elements ballroom!! Bring a partner along and let’s dance!

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM: Craigles the Clown is on the move. Watch for Craigles and her clowny companions as they party their way around the parking lot in her clown cart and inside the hotel. Stop and take a photo.

11:00 AM: Story time, face painting and photos with Craigles the Clown in Clown Hall (Silver room.) Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Absolutely no drop-offs.

Noon –2:00 PM: Registration open for 2023 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 car spot and your wristbands!

Noon - 5:00 PM: The Razorbacks, Rockabilly band, will be playing on the OUTDOOR stage located by the back door of the Hotel. You won’t want to miss this band in action... they’re a LEAD EAST tradition! Bring your dancing shoes!! 

Noon – 3:00 PM Indoor Movie matinee & one feature film, will be in the Aluminum room all children 12 or under must be accompanied by a parent. Assorted cartoons and The Three Stooges in 3D, glasses provided

Noon - 5:00 PM: Oldies Karaoke and open mic performances at LEAD EAST presented by DJ Pat and Heather Ferrante in the HOTEL LOBBY... your chance to be a singing star! You are welcome to bring your own microphone! There will be 5 other mics available to rotate between performances while sanitizing them in between. Wind covers will also be provided for each microphone during use.

1:00 – 3:00 PM: For the little kid, and some big ones too! Ballooning with Craigles the Clown in the Hotel lobby area.

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Madison Dance lesson with Lou Vinci in elements ballroom

2:00-4:00 PM Street Corner Harmony Jam Session Hosted by Maestro Hal Keshner
Any musician or singer who wants to perform is welcome.

3:30 – 4:30 PM:  Take a trip! Go beyond the music, past the myths, and behind the scenes with Ron Farber, the legendary Music Authority, in the Aluminum room.

4-6 PM Strolling Accapella Group Cherished Memories will be making their way around the  Hilton parking lot and inside the hotel

5:00 - 5:30 PM: Awards presentations on the OUTDOOR stage featuring DJ Lil Jimmy.

6:00 PM: Sunday Concert featuring Brooklyn Bridge, Cleveland Stills and The Dubs, Stan Zizka’s Del Satins, Jim Durkins Memories Music & Special guests.   Tickets available in front of Hilton hotel. Credit cards accepted.

5:00 -6:00 PM: Prom Queens’s promenade!! Convertibles line up by the front door of the Hampton hotel by "The Wolfman" and pomade a few laps around the parking lot. All past Prom Queens are welcome! All Queens and their escorts must be seated inside the car as they promenade the parking lot. This is a Lead East Tradition for 36 years!!! Bring your camera!

6:00 PM: The 36th Annual Senior High School Prom held in the Elements Ballroom.  There will be a crowning of the 2022 Prom Queen! This years theme “Time” of your life! 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 available at new ticket booth located in front of Hilton hotel, by the front door. Tickets are free, but required. All attending Prom Queens will be recognized during the Sunday concert intermission.

7:00 - 9:00 PM: Oldies Karaoke and open mic performances at LEAD EAST presented by DJ Pat and Heather Ferrante in the HOTEL LOBBY... your chance to be a singing star! You are welcome to bring your own microphone! There will be 5 other mics available to rotate between performances while sanitizing them in between. Wind covers will also be provided for each microphone during use.

7:30 PM - MIDNIGHT: The "ACE" Drive-In opens. 7:30 - 8:00 Cartoons for the kids! Double feature movies begin at 8. Titles in handbook. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.... there’s plenty of space to social distance. The "ACE" Drive-In is located behind the hotel in the parking lot. Pop corn and 3-d glasses will be provided

8:00 PM: Join us for “The Wolfman’s Stroll Party” with DJ Jerry “Wolfman” Burst!!! We do the Stroll together every year at Lead East…. it’s tradition! Get in on the action this year and let’s stroll. Meet by the Wolfman’s DJ booth! Be there or be square!

9:30 - 10 PM:   Neon Extravaganza !! Bring your cars, bring your lights, bring your neon or string lights... and let’s bring the fun! We’re closing out Lead East weekend with a neon extravaganza! Line up by Wolfman.

Thank you for joining us at LEAD EAST 2022!!

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