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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…

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Powered By Partners

Since 1972, Val's has relied on the power of community relationships to weather the storms of the music industry and continue to carve out its niche in the vibrant community of Oak Park.  Since the store's re-location in 2006, the Oak Park Arts District has…

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Meet Our Team

Shayne - Store Manager / Music Guru  Shayne is our music guru with all the answers. He worked alongside Val for the last 2 decades and her spirit guides him to this day.  Shayne is in the store pretty much every day…

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Live on Our Stage

Who Performs at Val's? The stage inside Val's halla regularly hosts local music acts of every musical genre, and occasionally welcomes touring artists who are passing through the area. As a community hub for music, we welcome performers of all levels to our…

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Explore the Store

What are you searching for? Every musical genre is represented in every format. New & Used Vinyl, an extensive selection of CD & Cassette from complete operas to rap and from world music to local Chicago artists. If we don't have it in…

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Donate / Sell / Trade

We are always looking to acquire unwanted vinyl LPs, CDs, DVDs, cassettes and more. Rare and used music are the lifeblood of Val’s halla and we are eager to hear from music collectors who are looking to unload and streamline their collections. Donations We are…

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