About Us

Meet the staff

Waynette Anderson

Waynette Anderson has more than 26 years of advertising experience. Her original career path was retail management in the field of fine jewelry. She then went on to master the world of advertising sales in the event, radio and sports marketing arenas. She developed a love for creating events that served the interests of so many in the Roanoke Valley.

Event Marketing and Consulting

Sponsor Hounds is an event marketing and consulting company. For year's we've been producing some of the largest events in Roanoke. There is not a single company in Southwest Virginia with more event knowledge and experience.


In November, inspired by her passion for events and the desire to do things at the highest level, Waynette Anderson created Sponsor Hounds.
Sponsor Hounds produced its first amazing events.
Sponsor Hounds began producing festivals and corporate events for other organizations in Roanoke.
Some of Roanoke's largest festivals were born while Sponsor Hounds began looking for its own ideal event space.
While Sponsor Hounds Events continued to grow the opportunity to work with The Bridges to create an event facility presented itself.
Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges opened in May. It is the result of years of hard work and we know you'll enjoy the seamless event experience at our unique facility.
Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges celebrates its 7th season in Roanoke, VA with 3 sold out shows and it's largest season yet.
Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges was voted the #1 Platinum winner for the Best Live Music Venue 2021 by the readers of The Roanoker Magazine and #1 Gold winner for Best Live Music Venue 2022 by the readers of The Roanoke Times!