Black Friday Record Store Day

Vast selection of Black Friday ONLY titles... and LIVE music with Ellis Clark!!

Flat Five October 14th

October 14th, 5:00pm ro 7:30pm

halla Palooza 2016

Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 11-5 Live Music Both Days!! Raffles, Goodies, HUGE Sale!

Record Store Day 2016

It's that time again! Visit us on Saturday April 16th for Record Store Day! As per usual we will be opening 2 hours early at 9AM (the line tends to start much earlier than that so plan accordingly.) We'll of course have our allotment of the various limited edition releases, including the exclusive "Live on XRT" LP!

Wild Chicago – Punks, Junk & More

Wild Chicago on WTTW Channel 11... featuring Val's Halla in Oak Park, IL and the Elvis Shrine...

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Whatever Sunday Is/Cyber Monday

It's that time again! Time to waddle off the couch and burn off those regrettable calories with some retail therapy!

Elvis Shrine

Several years ago, an abandoned bathroom in the rear of the store beckoned for recognition...

Support Local Artists

Promoting local recordings has been a mission at Val's halla since our beginnings almost 40 years ago...

Ever Changing Updates and Tidbits

After ten years, we've settled nicely into our "new" home in the Arts District of Oak Park. Our airier location has allowed us to offer some new goodies that didn't fit in our beloved alley on South Boulevard...

what’s a halla?

Val halla (val-hal-a) n.Norse mythology, the great hall of immortality in which the souls of warriors slain heroically were received by Odin and enshrined...

Re-Vinylized (documentary)

Great new film featuring Val's Halla...

Black Friday Sale, and Celebration

Vast selection of Black Friday ONLY titles... and LIVE music with Ellis Clark!!

About Val’s halla Records

Val's halla was born July 26, 1972 following the demise of a small record chain I had managed from the same location since 1968....

showcase evening with BASEMENT BLUEGRASS

The Band formed in June to lead a jam session at the end of the youth division's qualification round of the Midwest Fiddle Championship at the Old Town School...