Hampton Education Foundation

H.E.F. Fest with live music at The Vanguard
November 4, 2023
504 N King St, Hampton, Virginia
6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. music starts.


Celebrate our educators through support for the Hampton Education  Foundation’s (HEF) second annual H.E.F. Fest—offering local, live music, the full  menu of food and beverages for purchase at the Vanguard with celebrity guest  emcees and musicians throughout the night.  

H.E.F. Fest serves as the primary fundraiser to support HEF’s mission, particularly  the 2023 Teacher Grants Program. Your ticket includes an evening of celebration at  The Vanguard—a vibrant restaurant, brewery, and distillery, where the Blue Bear  All-Star Band returns to this historic venue for their lively show full of soul, R&B,  pop, and funk. All ticket proceeds aid in funding this year's Teacher Grant Program.  

The Hampton Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that  drives innovation, encourages creativity, expands student opportunities, and  empowers educators to strengthen teaching and learning in the Hampton City  Schools. The funds raised annually support two primary areas: teacher grants to  encourage and support teachers who are developing innovative programs for  instructional strategies and student engagement; and the HCS Scholarships for  graduating seniors from a Hampton City School.  

H.E.F. Fest is thrilled to return to The Vanguard, the historic Hampton Armory  turned into a premiere entertainment venue in Hampton, Virginia, that features its  own beer & spirits (brewed and distilled on site), live music from local & national  musicians, and a full restaurant featuring a seasonal menu which pairs all items  with selected beverages.

***All ticket sales and sponsorships benefit HEF Teacher Grants Program and other HEF Programs.  All food and beverage sales will be excluded from the HEF Fest proceeds.