An early morning fire that destroyed a handful of structures at the beloved Zapp Hall venue in Warrenton on April 11 including Denverado’s storefront and Disco Alley social hub has inspired an outpouring of community support in the Round Top area.

The 550 District will be hosting the Hello Summer Concert & Denverado Fundraiser for Denver Courtney (aka Denverado) featuring a silent auction and live music performances from Western Jelly and Sam Platts & The Plainsmen on May 25 beginning at 6:30 pm at The Round Top Dance Hall. Throughout the day, proceeds from certain food and drink purchases at the dance hall, Stone Cellar, Jon Perez Lounge, and The Mark speakeasy will go toward the recovery effort. DJ Satin Jacket will be on hand for a Denverado style disco party following the performances. A $20 donation at the door is encouraged, but not required. Learn more about the event, here.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the blaze that consumed the Denverado storefront, Disco Alley event space, Vincent Peach Fine Jewelry’s Pearl Hall and an original hay barn that housed vendor Two Bar West. The Two Bar West barn was the only structure to be destroyed in the fire that was original to the historic Zapp Hall property, which has been operating as an antiques and events venue since 1987. 

Fine jewelry by Vincent Peach is on display at its main Round Top location at Market Hill during the Round Top antiques shows. Fans of Denver Courtney (aka Denverado) and Coty Cole can still shop their Viva Denverado storefront at The 550 Market every weekend, year-round too. 

Denverado’s Disco Alley at Zapp Hall was home to several popular events each season including ’80s Nite, Warrenton Wine Walk and the legendary Zapp Hall Prom, which has been celebrated there for decades.

According to Zapp Hall owner Cheryl Lehane, the fire was discovered a little before 5 am on April 11 by a local who reported it to the Round Top-Warrenton Volunteer Fire Department. The cause of the fire is unknown.

“We will rebuild in some fashion,” Lehane tells RoundTop.com. “We plan to be fully operational for the fall show even if that requires the use of some tents.”

“We would like to thank the Round Top-Warrenton Volunteer Fire Department, Fayette County, and our wonderful neighbors for their heroic efforts in keeping the fire from consuming even more. A very special thank you to Jonathan Ogden who was driving by, saw flames and reported the fire.”

Zapp Hall will be open October 12 through October 26 for the Fall 2024 Round Top Antiques + Design Show. The Zapp Hall property is currently on the market and available for purchase through Round Top Real Estate. Learn more about that here.