About Us


Our Story


The Sunsphere became a catalyst for our family in 2011. I met my amazing husband there while holding a 16th birthday party for my beautiful daughter. Many times, in the years following we found ourselves continuing to share the elegance and history the Sunsphere has to offer. In 2019, an opportunity arose for our venue management business to take over the 6th and 8th floors of the Sunsphere for any and all types of special events. Now our family strives to make each event as wonderful and unique as the individuals we serve.

 810 W. Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN

call: 865.922.8787




Donna Little Nussbaumer

Owner and Manager


I was introduced into the event management industry in 2011 when I met my husband. I was a very successful Vice President of a Property Management company when I decided to change careers after 23 years! Event management brings me so much joy. I get to help people plan birthday parties, anniversary parties, corporate events, weddings, and so much more. My days are filled with fun helping people shine and sparkle, even if only for a few hours.

Danny Little

Operations Manager


Danny was a hairdresser, salon owner, and teacher in Atlanta for many years before moving to Knoxville to be closer to family. He was a CNA before joining the Sunsphere Events team as our Operations Manager. His eye for design gives him the edge clients look for in creating amazing event spaces. Showing off his skill and talents is a very rewarding part of life.

865.922.8787 info@sunsphereevents.com

810 W. Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN

Outside Photos by: Koa dinh WEBSITE BY: 42ST

Sunsphere events is presented by: venue works