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THANK YOU for making Lead East 2018 a huge success!
Lead East 2019 will be held at the Parsippany Hilton August 28-September 1, 2019.
Book your rooms at the Hilton or renew your car spaces by calling 908-876-9100.
Thank YOU for your continuing support!!!!

Once again Lead East, the worlds biggest and best oldies festival, will be held at the Hilton in Parsippany NJ on Labor Day Weekend and will prove to be our best show ever. Our 36th year, under new Ownership, has many surprises and improvements in store.

More classic cars, trucks and exciting cruisers are expected to cruise the event. Great bands, doo-wop groups, DJs, Karaoke, drive-in movies, dancing, High School Prom and special surprises all in store!

Sign up to get your room at the Hilton Hotel, where the event is hppening, they are selling fast! Also enter your car and get your concert tickets by giving us a call at (908) 876-9100.

Call hotel representatives after 3pm at 973-455-7920

Come meet our very special guest

John D’Agostino, world renowned customizer from California. He will be signing autographs and will be awarding his Chrystal Elegance Award to one lucky participant of his choosing.

Take a look at some Johns amazing creations on his web site:


Magnificent oldies festival for the entire family. Music cars and entertainment day and night. Oldfashion drive-in movies 34 bands and 3 DJ's plus 3 inside oldies concerts"


Labor Day Weekend Thursday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018


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Lead East

Is a giant four-day legendary Music and Classic Car Nostalgia Weekend Festival unlike any event held anywhere on this planet.

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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!

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The Host Hotel Venue

Our event is held at two first class hotels. The optimum way to enjoy LEAD EAST is to stay four or five nights at the Parsippany Hilton / Hampton Inn (two adjoining hotels) right where the party happens.

Outdoors, the cars have adjacent grassy areas. Mercury vapor lamps illuminate the car areas at night so you're never in the dark. If it should rain, there is no mud as all cars park on paved asphalt, and plenty of activities inside the hotel as well.

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Reserver your rooms now! At The Parsippany NJ Hilton and Hampton Inn You need to book a four night stay. Reservations only available at 973-455-7920 (call after 3pm) OR email leadeastinfo@aol.com and we will forward it to the hotel.

If you have difficulty reaching the Reservation line, call our office at 908-876-9100 and we'll help you.

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Our Mission

Since 1983 we've produced a 100% American, 100% family, 100% fun weekend of classic cars and legendary music with a full array of activities unmatched by any other event anywhere!

Our event is held at first class hotels with air conditioned indoor events. We have two indoor and two outdoor stages with live entertainment on all four stages simultaneously! We've had old fashioned Drive-In Movies for all 34 years!

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Party All Day Into The Night

Our family festival is day and night inside and outside the hotels with music that rocks you around the clock. Loaded with fun activities for kids of all ages

The Festival Mood

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Free shuttle for Marriott Guests

Hanover Marriott across the street is our overflow hotel and has secure parking for guests with classic cars. The Marriott takes credit card reservations. Call 973-538-8811 and be sure to mention LEAD EAST. You can book a two or three-night stay at the Marriott.

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Great news! Lead East is back.

The greatest oldies festival ever is back under new ownership and should prove to be the best Lead East ever.
Lead East should be more exciting as we are working very hard adding more legendary musical groups, doo-wop groups, and Karaoke at its best.

More classic cars, trucks and exciting cruisers are expected to cruise the event. Great bands, doo-wop groups, DJs, karaoke, drive-in movies, dancing, a high school prom and special surprises all in store.

Sign up as soon as possible to reserve or renew your parking space we have had an overwhelming response. Rooms and car spots are selling fast so get your room and spot ASAP.

Food & Beverages

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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.

Note: Local police will be enforcing safety and driving laws. Classic cars are required to follow the same rules as modern cars. Open container of alcohol in a vehicle is not permitted! No riding around the event sitting on the roof, fenders, or trunks of cars, or pickup bed's. Everyone must be inside the car. Please don't allow underage children to sit on your lap and steer the vehicle while driving around the event.


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Additional Activities & More...

Friendly Atmosphere

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Reserved Parking Spaces

We will continue to have reserved parking spaces as in the past. Keep your spot from last year or reserve a new one while they last call (908) 876-9100 or email leadeastinfo@aol.com to reserver your spot now

Spontaneous Doo Wop a cappella

On the ballroom stage, on our KARAOKE stage, in the hallways or outdoors, A cappella reigns at LEAD EAST.

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Karaoke & Open Mike

Friday through Sunday you have the opportunity to get up onstage and perform, or just sit and relax and enjoy!

Relive your Hign School Prom

Get all dolled up and attend our 36th Annual high school PROM Sunday night. Tickets are Free, but space is limited.

Dancing & FREE basic Dance Lessons

World's biggets 1950's partyDancing and dance lessons
No other event we know of offers so many venues for dancing, indoors and out, day and night (sometimes until sunrise!). For years we’ve offered FREE basic Jitterbug / Lindy Lessons, and now we also have a country western dance party ($10.00 a ticket for country western dance party, lessons included)

50's Collectibles Show

Indoor Show: Fri - Sun • Outdoor Vendors: Thurs - Sun

Visit our indoor Collectibles show in Rear Ballroom and Ballroom Pre-Assembly area: Juke boxes, vintage clothes, Elvis, Marilyn, and James Dean memorabilia, and lots of other goodies for sale! Or tour our Outdoor Vendors in the front and back of the Hotel.

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(Prices include tax)

Adults - Thurs:$15
Junior - Thurs:$10
Adults - Fri-Sat-Sun: $20
Juniors - Fri-Sat-Sun: $15

"Adult" -17 and older
"Jr." - 12 to 16 yrs
Under 12 free when accompanied by adult.

Children need a ticket for Fri, Sat & Sun Concerts & Fri night country western Dance Party.

Weekend Adult Wristband: $55
Weekend Junior Wristband : $40
(Kids under 12 accompanied by Adult are FREE)

Available if purchased by 8/24
Adult One Day: $20
Junior One Day: $15

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