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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.

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 San Francisco djs
Michele F.
Working with DJ Champagne was FANTASTIC! She was the DJ during a walk for a nonprofit -- highly recommend!
DJ Champagne - The Bay’s Favorite Female DJDJ Champagne - The Bay’s Favorite Female DJ
Henry O.
Great DJ
Wendell ' DJ Dub T' ThomasWendell ' DJ Dub T' Thomas
Stephanie R.
DJ Snickatnight was a fantastic pick for my company's holiday party. People of all ages work at my company, so we were worried about choosing a DJ who would only play newer songs, but DJ Snickatnight played a mixture of both new and old classics that everyone could dance to! Even our CEO enjoyed the music! DJ Snick arrived on time, set up her equipment quickly and easily, and played appropriate background music during the other activities we had planned besides dancing. I highly recommend this DJ!
DJ Snick At Night Ent.DJ Snick At Night Ent.
Don S.
DJ Dan was great! The photo booth he provided along with the up lights and sound we're perfect for our wedding. I would highly recommend DJ Dan and his services.
DJ Dan Utica ServicesDJ Dan Utica Services
Alex H.
Everyone at the event loved the music from DJ Luke!
DJ LukeDJ Luke
Andrew L.
DJ Tuese was a terrific DJ for our dance benefit event. He got to the location at exactly the right time, quickly set up, and was ready to confer with the multiple entertainers for our event. For a complex event like ours with 2 emcees, two dance instructors, auctions and raffles, and video slideshows, communication was critical. All our event folk worked seamlessly with DJ Tuese because he was easy going and ready to improvise when needed. We feel blessed to have had him DJ our event!!
DJ TueseDJ Tuese
Thumbtack Customer
Great DJ with all kinds of equipment and the ability to entertain a crowd.
SKA Entertainment 2015-2021 Thumbtack Top Pro!SKA Entertainment 2015-2021 Thumbtack Top Pro!
Thumbtack Customer
DJ and MC services with a free photo booth. Who can beat that?
DJ Dan Utica ServicesDJ Dan Utica Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Dan was a great DJ with an amazing setup. He had a great selection of music that was perfect for our event. He was really good about requests from our attendees and we just had an absolute blast
DJ Dan Utica ServicesDJ Dan Utica Services
Krystina T.
DJ Roxwell was beyond amazing! Literally the life of the party. I got so many compliments on his playlist and just how "cool" and engaging he was. I couldn't have asked for a better DJ. I'm already looking for an excuse to have another party just to hire him again! Thanks, DJ Roxwell you are absolutely everything I could have hoped for.
A New Day And Time EntertainmentA New Day And Time Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic DJ, He made my clients very happy, so muchso, they booked him for multiple events following! DJ Twin worked with our budget, very professional and was always dressed well and prepared to go on time!
Twin Spin EntertainmentTwin Spin Entertainment
Kay C.
DJ Or was amazing to work with! He was incredibly punctual and professional. With all the craziness of a wedding ceremony and reception, it was a lifesaver to have DJ Or's calming presence to help guide the show and make sure everything happened on schedule. Once the dancing started, he did a great job of reading the crowd and keeping the dance floor packed. We would absolutely recommend DJ Or to other brides and grooms without reservation.
ANDR musicANDR music
Jessica H.
Excellent event DJ! Professional and entertaining. Highly recommend and we will book again.
DJ Snick At Night Ent.DJ Snick At Night Ent.
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel was the DJ at an Earth Day event at my office building in San Francisco. He was great. This is the second time I hired him. He's on time, dressed professionally, very helpful and did a great job! He's my DJ for all my events.
DJ Dan Utica ServicesDJ Dan Utica Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ service for a small business open house. The music was perfect and kept the party lively all night long.
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Leslie L.
DJ Or was a pleasure to work with. He took care of all the technical details for my event and played great music!
ANDR musicANDR music
Tory W.
DJ Stallion and his team were wonderful to work with. Great communication throughout the process. He also helped me find DJ's from his team for 2 other events in the Bay Area. I would highly recommend Anthony and look forward to having him on future events for my company.
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ memo is the one you want hire for your special event. He's one of a kind in his dedication to customer service. He showed up to the venue early and got everything setup on time. He went above and beyond his call of duty to make sure our wedding went smooth. Thanks DJ Memo!
DJ Memo EntertainmentDJ Memo Entertainment
Julie M.
Great DJ service service for my daughter's 8th grade class graduation party! Played music that appealed to multiple generations and everyone was dancing. What I appreciated most about Anthony was his responsiveness when setting up the contract and answering questions prior to the event....compared to other DJs, he hustled to get the job!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Our guests enjoyed a two-hour after-awards-event party with DJ Busy B. Everyone had a great time.
Jessica S.
DJ PC was great with communicating updates, and handled our tricky COVID-19 situation with total professionalism and kindness. Would absolutely recommend!
PC EntertainmentPC Entertainment
Alyssa T.
DJ Roxwell was amazing! Very punctual, brought his own set-up and took requests; definitely made for a great holiday party!
A New Day And Time EntertainmentA New Day And Time Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing DJ! Great music choices, super nice guy, incredibly professional and reasonable. I would absolutely use him again!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Alex H.
DJ Busy B brought a great feeling to our retail event with his song choices. We will definitely hire him again!
Cheryl V.
Young was very helpful and super responsive in regards to my quote and decision in hiring him as our DJ for our wedding early next year. I definitely look forward to working with him especially after all the great comments I've read and great videos I've watched of his work. Super excited I found our Wedding DJ!
Twin Spin EntertainmentTwin Spin Entertainment
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