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...


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....


Black Friday Sale, and Celebration

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


Re-Vinylized (documentary)

Great new film featuring Val's Halla...


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...


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...


Support Local Artists

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


Elvis Shrine

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


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!


Wild Chicago – Punks, Junk & More

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


Flat Five October 14th

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


Record Store Day April 22nd 2017

It's that time again! Visit us on Saturday April 22nd for Record Store Day! As per usual we will be opening 2 hours early at 9AM (the line...


hallaPalooza 2017 45th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday 7/29 and Sunday 7/30 Live Music Both Days!! Raffles, Goodies, HUGE Sale!


Black Friday Record Store Day

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