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Annual Events

As part of our mission to serve as a community hub for music lovers, we strive to keep the store lively with special events and live performances throughout the year. Below are just a few annual highlights that we always look forward to.

Record Store Day

Val’s halla is proud to be an official Record Store Day participating store.

Record Store Day takes place one Saturday every April to “celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store.” The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.

A number of records are pressed specifically for Record Store Day and are only distributed to shops participating in the event.

Join us on Saturday April 18 for Record Store Day 2020!

What’s Blooming on Harrison

As a proud member of the Oak Park Arts District, Val’s halla participates in many special events throughout the year. The biggest of these is the “What’s Blooming on Harrison” festival, held on a Saturday each May.

You can count on Val’s to play an active role in keeping the event filled with music. Be sure to stop by our booth outside or visit the store for special deals and rare finds.

Join us at What’s Blooming on Saturday May 16, 2020!


halla-Palooza is a 2-day in-store event started by Val to celebrate the store’s anniversary each year. It takes place on the last full weekend of July and the store offers an exciting lineup of live music and other festivities.

Black Friday

Our status as a registered member of Record Store Day means April is not the only day we get exclusive releases. Black Friday shoppers can come to Val’s for limited-release records that are available exclusively on that day through participating Record Store Day shops.

If you can’t make it in on Black Friday, never fear. We keep the party going all weekend long with special deals and live music. Small business Saturday is also a great day to come support our store!