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 tends to start much earlier than that so plan accordingly.) We’ll of course have our allotment of the various limited edition releases. All limited edition releases are first come first served, no holds of any kind and when they’re gone they’re gone! We’ll also have...


Black Friday Record Store Day

Val’s halla will be open from 9am to 7pm for Black Friday Tons of limited edition RSDBF titles available (as always these are first come, first serve. No holding of any kind.) All USED product 20% off Many select NEW vinyl titles specially priced And of course LIVE MUSIC ON STAGE ALL DAY! ––––––––––– CauDog Recording Artist Ellis Clark, The Big Parade & Ary Jeebie will be curating our stage...


Flat Five October 14th

You might have to pinch me, but I believe it’s a done deal. My all time favorite gaggle of musical prodigies, otherwise known as the FLAT FIVE (Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor Kean & Alex Hall) will be playing LIVE on the Val’s halla stage – OCTOBER 14 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm – the day they release their debut LP/CD “It’s a World of Love & Hope – the...


halla Palooza 2016

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

Nov 27 at 9:00am to Nov 30 at 7:00pm It’s that time again! Time to waddle off the couch and burn off those regrettable calories with some retail therapy! We’ll be open two hours early (9:00 AM) on Black Friday (Nov. 27th) with tons of LIMITED EDITION #RSDBlackFriday EXCLUSIVE releases! Same rules apply as Record Store Day, all releases are extremely limited, first come first served, no holds WHATSOEVER. All USED product in...


Our Community, Our Friends

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Support Local Artists

Promoting local recordings has been a mission at Val’s halla since our beginnings almost 40 years ago. Since the days of homegrown 45’s and LP’s, we have welcomed and displayed the work of performers’ self produced artistry. With the advent of personal websites, it has become much easier for bands and individual musicians to expose their art to the general public, but there is nothing as satisfying as walking...


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. BOOKS & MAGAZINES: A wide array of paper collectibles from 60’s Beatles fanzines to opera hardcover books to rare back issues of Mojo, and even some concert programs and other oddities. Come see....


Black Friday Sale, and Celebration

Black Friday – November 27, 2015 Storewide sale — opening early at 9:00 a.m. Vast selection of Black Friday ONLY titles LIVE music – hosted by Ellis Clark  11:00 a.m. til ——-? Light refreshments UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-210632"));


showcase evening with BASEMENT BLUEGRASS

December 11 – 7:30 pm — showcase evening with BASEMENT BLUEGRASS:  The Band is: Connor Ostrow- Fiddle Arden Rae- Fiddle & Mandolin & Guitar Joe Merkle- Guitar Jordan Savusa- Banjo Will Wright- Bass 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. We try to play mostly traditional bluegrass and old...