The Platte Valley Community Center, located in rustic and beautiful Saratoga, Wyoming, is the perfect place to host your next venue. From art shows, wedding receptions, and performing art to formal presentations and meetings, we have plenty of space and a variety of services to accommodate every event.
Chancey Williams &
the Younger Brothers band
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
9:00pm • General admission $25
Come and hear Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers in the Platte Valley Community Center Great Hall on July 8th at 7:00 p.m. Chancey and his drummer, lifelong friend Travis DeWitt, started the Younger Brothers Band with the humble, initial goal of entering a high school talent contest. The pair had no idea it would lead to wedding receptions, small fairs (then big fairs), small bars (then large clubs) and become a full-time career. In 2008 they were joined by the amazing vocals and lead guitar of Wyatt Springsteen; and Brooke Latka added a stunning fiddle and a third part to their harmonies. More recently, Jack Robbins joined the band on bass. The result is Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band, a rowdy, raucous, unapologetic, memorable stage show that is on the road almost all the time. Somewhere along the way, playing for friends became playing for wild fans. The studio album, Honky Tonk Road, was released in 2008, Highway Junkie in 2011, and the Billboard Heatseeker Charting, Echo in 2013. Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers have sold, between digital downloads and CD sales, more than 40,000 records, almost unheard of for an independent artist without the aid of a major record label.
2015 included Chancey and country legend Toby Keith singing "Should've Been a Cowboy" together on stage at Cheyenne Frontier Days®, the fabled Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally and, the band-fitting National Finals Rodeo®. Now, for 2016, the band plans to release their new single "Silhouette," which is set to follow the success of "Down with That" which registered more than 135,000 views on YouTube less than three weeks after its release. A vigorous spring and summer tour will include multiple dates with Aaron Watson, Tracey Lawrence and many others. "We just love to play, travel, record our music and represent the great state of Wyoming," said Williams, "It's just in our blood, I can't imagine doing anything else.
Good things happen when people get together. This building is a testament to people getting together and creating something. Whether it’s for fun, for business, to sell an idea, to get married or to remember someone, I enjoy matching the many capabilities of Platte Valley Community Center with peoples’ wants and needs.
It is rewarding to help people that live here find the right space to work, play, learn, teach and make art. I also enjoy helping to bring people to this Valley so they can experience the things that connect me to this place: the people, the schools, the businesses, the year-round outdoor recreation and the open spaces.
Joe Elder, Executive Director
The Platte Valley Community Center is located in Saratoga, Wyoming in the heart of the Upper North Platte River Valley. "The Good Times Valley" is a destination with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and plenty of cultural and historical events that bring people together for good times.
The Upper North Platte River Valley lies in between the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Mountain Range in southern Wyoming and is spread along the confluence of the Encampment River and Upper North Platte River. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy blue ribbon trout fishing, scenic floats, and miles of hiking, mountain biking, ATV, snowmobiling and skiing trails.
The Platte Valley Community Center is within walking distance to a variety of services in Saratoga and just a short drive from Encampment. So it really doesn't matter where you stay. Both communities boast excellent restaurants, comfortable hotels, motels and resorts, and several "must see" attractions.