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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 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.

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 much are wedding DJs?

Hiring a DJ typically costs anywhere from $300 to $1,200. It all depends on how long they’ll be working at your wedding and other various factors. The cost to hire a wedding DJ is usually higher than the cost to hire a DJ to play at a birthday party or similar event. 

To find out exactly how much your wedding DJ will cost, ask for a cost estimate from several professionals in your area.

How do you find wedding DJs?

Use Thumbtack to find wedding DJs in your area. Here, you can quickly see which local DJs have the highest ratings and best reviews. You can also see how many times each DJ has been hired, whether they’re responsive and if they’re in high demand.

How much do DJs charge per hour?

Hourly rates for DJs can vary depending on where you live, the event type (weddings, prom, birthdays, etc.) and many other factors. For an accurate hourly rate, request cost estimates from top-rated DJs near you.

What questions should you ask wedding DJs?

To ensure you hire the best DJ for your wedding, ask these questions:

  • Are you available on my wedding date?
  • How much do you charge, and how do you set your prices?
  • What’s included in your rate (e.g., set up, clean up, etc.)?
  • How many weddings have you played at?
  • Do you have any references I can contact?
  • What kind of music do you specialize in?
  • Do you provide your own equipment, sound system, speakers, etc.?
  • Do you provide any other services (e.g., photo booth, lighting, etc.)?
  • Can guests request songs?
  • Will you accept a “Do Not Play” list?
  • How early would you arrive at the venue to set up?
  • Do you take breaks throughout the event? If so, how many and for how long?

Why do DJs ask how many guests are at the wedding?

It’s helpful to let your DJ know how many guests will be attending the wedding so they can ensure they have the right sound system and equipment. They may also ask more questions about your guests so they can ensure they have music that caters to the crowd. 

Reviews for East Bay djs
Andres R.
Great DJ.. 👍👍👍👍👍
Mad One DJ ServiceMad One DJ Service
Tally F.
Not sure why they asked for a review when they didn't DJ my event.
Partytime Productions DJ / Photo Booth / UplightsPartytime Productions DJ / Photo Booth / Uplights
Edgurd J.
Andrew is a true professional. He arrived early to our company sponsored event, his music selections were perfect, and we highly recommend DJ Clean Kut to DJ your next event. -Edgurd Javier (Sunrun, Inc.)
DJ Clean KutDJ Clean Kut
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Jimmy was great. He was really nice and professional. He has a better set up than other DJs that we've hired in the past. He really loves what he does. I would definitely recommend him to everyone for events.
That Jam EntertainmentThat Jam Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ James Wilson is so awesome! He arrived 2 hours before the scheduled birthday party to set up his equipment. The music was amazing! Everyone enjoyed the musical selections and stayed on the dance floor. DJ James was very kind and respectful and kept the party "jumping." We will definitely use his services again. I highly recommend him for your DJ services! No matter what event you are planning, he will NOT disappoint you!
ITM EntertainmentITM Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Had a costume party at our house this weekend and hired Jaime Lugo as our dj. Our guests kept raving about how good the dj was and the wide variety of music he played. Punctual, very professional and down to earth. Will definitely, definitely hire him again. Two thumbs up!!
That Jam EntertainmentThat Jam Entertainment
Jessie C.
Josh was an amazing Dj at our wedding. The second he started the dancing music, our guests flooded to the dance floor and danced all night. Hs knew how to read the crowd and played some of my suggested songs as well. He was even out there dancing with our guests for one of the songs which everyone loved. I found out our photographer took a dance break as well because the music was so good. The nights was truly unforgettable and I cannot even count how many comments I got from guests on how amazing of a DJ we picked. I’m so glad with my decision to pick him as our DJ
Joshwayy ProductionsJoshwayy Productions
Tally F.
Provided excellent DJ service. Played all music requested. Stayed later than requested and put up with my annoying brother which can be quiet overwhelming.
Thalia Isen, DJ, MFAThalia Isen, DJ, MFA
Kathryn k.
Very quick to get back to me. Unfortunately I did not need a dj after all. Change of plan on our part. But if I did I would hire brando. Tks
Elite Music EntertainmentElite Music Entertainment
Yessenia C.
Such a great DJ! He played everything we wanted to hear all night! His set up was awesome and he is very professional. I will definitely be calling him again for future parties!
Party Life EntertainmentParty Life Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
On August 23, 2014 I married my best friend, we had a small backyard wedding about 80 people and we had Del DJ for us. Del was awesome everything was perfect we couldn't have asked for more. Thank You Del for everything you were GREAT and EVERYONE had a GOOD TIME. Looking foreword to the next time we can have you DJ for us. We DEFINITELY recommend Del !!!!! Thanks again for everything. Michelle & Mike Valles
Del Dee-Jay: DJ & MC, Sound & LightingDel Dee-Jay: DJ & MC, Sound & Lighting
Mary E.
Amazing DJ!!! Darrel was great kept the party going!!! And such a nice guy! He is really great at reading the crowd....everyone loved him! We will definitely use him again. Thanks sooo much Darrel
Reliable EntertainmentReliable Entertainment
Dee T.
The Dj was very responsive when communicating with us to have everything perfect for our event. Great music! Good people! Very professional. Overall, we are very pleased the service provided and definitely recommend and will use in the future!
ITM EntertainmentITM Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Jimmy Jam was an excellent addition to our event. He had everyone out of their seat dancing! Played a variety of music. the party never had a dull moment. Very professional. I will definitely hire him again.
That Jam EntertainmentThat Jam Entertainment
Jackie R.
DJ Evan saved our wedding! He was Johnny on the spot and a sincere "professional." I will definitely hire him again for my next function if he is willing to come out towards the Whittier/Hacienda Heights area. He was worth every cent. Jacqueline
DJ Evan ProductionsDJ Evan Productions
Lisa G.
We had BBQ Pre Mothers Day celebration. We had the best time. All I can say is Klymaxx Entertainment was superb. This DJ played all Genres of music. He is truly punctual and knows his craft. I can't say enough good things about him.
Klymaxx Entertainment LLC Mobile DJ ServiceKlymaxx Entertainment LLC Mobile DJ Service
Sheryl H.
DJ Darrel did an excellent job for us. He read our group perfectly and played music everyone loved. We danced all night. Thank you Darrel for making our 50th wedding Anniversary so special. I would recommend for all age groups. Everyone at our party loved the music. He played favorites for all the generations present at the party.
Reliable EntertainmentReliable Entertainment
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