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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a cheap DJ?

To find a cheap or affordable DJ for your party or wedding, search for local DJs near you and ask for free cost estimates from several of them. While some DJ profiles may provide an automatically generated starting cost, it’s important to contact the DJ to get an idea of how much your particular request will cost. This also gives you the opportunity to ask them other important questions and make sure you are a good fit.

How much is a DJ?

When you hire a local DJ, expect to pay roughly between $300 and $800. But be aware that the actual price will vary based on several factors, including the length of the DJ’s set and how much of a presence they need to be. Larger venues can drive up the cost, as this requires more equipment, soundchecking and setup. Adding extras like confetti, fog, light shows and black lights also adds to the cost. 

Get cost estimates from the best DJs near you to find out how much you should expect to spend for your event.

Read our cost guide, “How much does a DJ cost?

How do you book a DJ for a party?

To book a party DJ, start by comparing local pros in your area. Check out their ratings and reviews to find out: 

  • Are they professional?
  • Do they show up on time to set up for the party?
  • Do they know how to feel the energy in the room and adjust the music accordingly?
  • Are they friendly to guests and take song requests?
  • Do they specialize in the genres you want (pop, Top 40, hip-hop, etc.)?
  • Do they have experience playing at your type of event (weddings, birthday parties, etc.)?

Whenever possible, watch videos of their performances. 

Your last step is to contact three to five different DJs near you to ask them questions and get price quotes.

Reviews for Alameda djs
Kate O.
DJ Shy was really, really easy to work with: she listened to everything I was interested in, made helpful suggestions, showed up on time, and was prepared and enthusiastic. We hired DJ Shy to host our elementary school Dance-A-Thon, and DJ Shy was AMAZING. Our dance party was on Halloween, DJ Shy wore a costume, cheered our kids on, led dances, created a fun playlist, AND helped keep the event structured. I am so glad DJ Shy was our DJ, and I am glad to recommend her.
DJ ShyDJ Shy
ASTI L.
I would HIGHLY recommend 1st Choice Mobile DJ DJ George was great at communicating in the days leading up to and making suggestions before finalizing what genre to play at our school event. He is very professional, and an amazing DJ! He provided music and sound for the evening. Everything ran so smoothly and everyone had a blast! Everyone was enjoying the evening so much, he even stayed beyond our agreed time which we are ever so grateful for. On Behalf of ASTI...Thank You DJ George...YOU ROCK!!!
1st Choice Mobile Dj Service1st Choice Mobile Dj Service
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Robert was so professional and did a wonderful job. Everyone had a fantastic time at our wedding!!
Modern Mix MusicModern Mix Music
Thumbtack Customer
We had some difficulties with Jamaal on the day of, due to some equipment issues and some miscommunication (we were not expecting music video, just music, and the DJ thought we wanted music videos playing). However, at the end of the day, Jamaal was able to overcome most of these issues and provide his services.
DJ Lebron, The E-Team (Bay Area)DJ Lebron, The E-Team (Bay Area)
Tarun S.
Ashnil is an amazing DJ. Very professional and very friendly at the same time. We hired him for our engagement on a Yacht, but, he sailed us to a musical world on our special day . From dinner to dance floor, never let us feel those choppy waters. Totally rocking . Definitely 5 stars.
Dj ashDj ash
Hebe T.
We hired DJ Sonny for our wedding reception on 3/23/19. He is excellent!! He got to the venue early to do the set up. Very professional, flexible and willing to accommodate us. The lighting is beautiful and the setup is awesome. We all had a good time. If you want to have a blast party, consider hiring Sonny! I promise you won't regret!!
EventAbility Lightzz en SoundzzEventAbility Lightzz en Soundzz
Thumbtack Customer
Loved working with this guy!!! Before I had even hired him he took the time to chat with me and find out my specific needs. He wanted to know more about my event and the type of music I was looking for and asked me questions about the venue, setup and required equipment to ensure he could accommodate all of my needs. Such a fantastic DJ and a true professional in every way!! I would totally hire him again in a heartbeat!!!
DJ Atlus EntertainmentDJ Atlus Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Alfonzo showed up late and did not have all of his cords. He and his partner then left and did not tell us. They told a child to tell us they were going home to get cables. When he returned, he shared that his neighbor called to tell him his front door was open. What is the truth? Where did he go? Why didn't one of them stay to start our dance on time? Music started over an hour late!
MUZIQ LUVERZ PROD-DJ ALFONZMUZIQ LUVERZ PROD-DJ ALFONZ
Thumbtack Customer
Jamaal(DJ Eclectic) arrived on time and set up promptly. He was well organized with getting things ready. I asked for 90s R & B and he delivered this music with videos. This went over well with my guests. As the night went along the music was better and better. Jamaal hada good sense of what my w4edding guests were enjoying and he took some special requests for specific sogns throughout the evening. To improve even more, though there is not much room for al ot of improvement, is to make sure to have all songs that are sent last minute.
DJ Lebron, The E-Team (Bay Area)DJ Lebron, The E-Team (Bay Area)
Thumbtack Customer
His efforts of professionalism and respectfulness to his clientele has exceeded over and above our expectation. Our family and guest has commended him for his music arrangement - all our special music request was 100% done in a timely manner, Always willing to coordinate with the host and the crew on board the yacht to make sure all is done in an ideal setting. He even took part in some arrangement inside the yacht out of his own kindness. Very well dressed for the occasion,vibrant, respectful, very knowledgeable Professional DJ and MC from the beginning to the very end of the event. 5 Star ***** 100% well recommended for any future events.
DJ Ed Combong / Insynapse EntertainmentDJ Ed Combong / Insynapse Entertainment
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