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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.

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.

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. 

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?
Reviews for Manteca djs
Karen S.
On the week of our wedding, the original DJ that we hired went incognito. We called DJ Lyon Head and he went above and beyond our expectation. Not only did he save the music in our wedding, but he worked around his work schedule to be there on our special day. He was very professional and responsive not only to us, but also to our Wedding Coordinator. Thank you for being so awesome DJ Lyon Head!
DJ Lyon HeadDJ Lyon Head
Kelly K.
DJ George exceed our expectations! With very short notice (less than a week), he was available and willing to drive to our house and DJ for our son's surprise 15th birthday party. George arrived early and after setting up he started playing music before his contracted time had even begun. The music sounded phenomenal and every song that the kids requested he played. We will hire DJ G again!
1st Choice Mobile Dj Service1st Choice Mobile Dj Service
Jameka C.
Thank you for your DJ service. We had a good time and you kept the party going!!!
Something Different Ent. ( Dj Slowpoke )Something Different Ent. ( Dj Slowpoke )
Veronica A.
I’d hire him anytime really good DJ and my family loved him he is the best
DJ Lyon HeadDJ Lyon Head
Jenna C.
I have always hired DJs who are friends or people I knew but no one was available for my event. I took a leap of faith and went on Thumbtack and found DJ Malcolm and was beyond pleased! He was very communicative, the app provided is amazing, he was very flexible with time, music suggestions were great, etc i could go on and on. 100% would book again!
DJ Malcolm EntertainmentDJ Malcolm Entertainment
MANUEL H.
Dj Ricky, was amazing he was very professional, personable and responsive also a great value he didn’t way over charge me like many other Dj’s do. He will be my #1 go to for now on. 👍😜
Dj RickyDj Ricky
Jackie D.
JJ was amazing!! He made our 25 Anniversary Wedding Renewal very memorable. Our ceremony was beautiful and the music we requested to be played was played and everyone at the party had such a great time. He was very attentive to all the requests that were made made too. We will be having JJ come back for our son's 21st birthday. He was a blessing and we look forward to seeing him again. If you are looking for a DJ, look no further!
Tower EntertainmentTower Entertainment
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