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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.

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 Jose djs
Lorrie V.
he was an amazing DJ
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Joshua M.
Lewis was a great DJ for my school. He arrived early and was professional throughout. His pricing was excellent. He was very energetic, and got the students dancing. Overall, he was a strong DJ and we'll most likely ask him to DJ again.
The Fire DJsThe Fire DJs
Moses M.
Anthony was an awesome DJ! He was great to work with and nailed the music for our wedding. If you need a DJ you can count on, he’s your guy!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
MeMe G.
Our DJ canceled last minute and we reached out to this DJ, and he delivered above and beyond our expectations. He listened to what we wanted and needed. Our party was very successful and everyone was dancing that night. I would recommend this DJ for any party you have, he was spot on, extremely. Professional
Music is Love -  Vocal Coach, DJ and SingerMusic is Love - Vocal Coach, DJ and Singer
Ramneeta C.
Dj ash was really good! I really recommend him
DJ AshDJ Ash
Alma B.
DJ CC Sunshine helped make our summer party a huge success. She read the crowd and kept just the right mix of music flowing. She is an awesome DJ with an awesome selection of music!
DJ SunshineDJ Sunshine
Sonali V.
DJ Kanan was simply awesome!He was very prompt in his responses , very flexible& surprisingly agreed to be available in such a short notice ,just a day's notice:-)...I couldn't have gotten a better Dj for my husband's surprise bday Party at home. It was the first time I ever opted for a DJ & I just am so glad ,happy & Thankful to DJ K .A Very friendly & pleasant person as well .He nailed it per our guests mood , on demand requests ,simply rocked!!Thanks DJK!
DJ K - Hollywood 2 BollywoodDJ K - Hollywood 2 Bollywood
Thumbtack Customer
Great DJ for our first middle school dance. And the rest of the dances this year!
BNP EntertainmentBNP Entertainment
Gitansh C.
DJ Elaz did a great job at my Wife's birthday party event.
DJ ElazDJ Elaz
John B.
We hired DJ Thomas for a special fundraiser in Downtown San Jose. This was the first time we had decided to utilize a DJ/MC for an event and we could not have been luckier! DJ Thomas showed up early to setup. He was interactive and involved with all of the Community Center staff and did an incredible job with MC'ing and playing music for this event. Several colleagues have commented on what a great idea it was to hire DJ Thomas for this event. I can guarantee you know who we will be using next year for our event. -Very Happy Customer (John Blevens)
Professional DJ ServicesProfessional DJ Services
Joyce T.
Anthony/DJ Stallion played a pivotal part in our wedding If you’re looking for a reliable , fun to work with all-around DJ, look no further! Without a doubt, He’s your guy. We highly recommend him. He made our wedding night , a night to remember.
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Kalyn S.
I have really enjoyed working with DJ Spice. He offers great services and extremely professional in his approach!
A "Nuthin But Flava" FlightA "Nuthin But Flava" Flight
Monika J.
The music was jammin! He is a great party DJ. Very flexible and very friendly. My client's guests had a great time
DJ Alexicon Music ServiceDJ Alexicon Music Service
Allison S.
Thomas was absolutely an amazing DJ at our engagement party! He truly made the party come to life and even came early and stayed late. We truly didn’t want him to leave. I’m so happy I found him on thumbtack only a few weeks before the party. Thank you again DJ TJ for an unforgettable night!
Professional DJ ServicesProfessional DJ Services
Ofelia H.
What wonderful things can I write that haven’t already been written on your review page. Anthony from DJ Stallion is professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. I thank you for being involved and friendly with my guest. All the great reviews about Anthony here on his page is what I received when I hired him. I will never look elsewhere for a DJ. They say “You get what you pay for” well, money well spent if you hire DJ Stallion. Thank you so much, Anthony
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Gurpreet S.
Thank you DJ Kiran and team! Your song selection and decorations were a hit. Everyone enjoyed a lot. Would definitely recommend.
DJK Music/Entertainment Event ServicesDJK Music/Entertainment Event Services
Sheri K.
DJ Stallion was a true professional. He arrived on time, and set up well before the event. He took good care of us.
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Gina Y.
DJ Shawdy is a true professional - his responses to my inquiry and questions were prompt. He was on-time to our event and kept up the energy. The participants of our virtual events really enjoyed his sets. Thank you DJ Shawdy for bringing the energy to our event. I would definitely recommend him and would work with him for future events.
DJ ShawdyDJ Shawdy
Johnny c.
If you need a deeply professional artist. This your man! Listen to his show each Friday and you will get a taste of how good DJ Stallion is!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Titus A.
Polite, professional, courteous and an overall class act. Thank you for being a party of our day. Wonderful DJ and MC. Rolls with the punches and is extremely flexible.
DJ TueseDJ Tuese
Thumbtack Customer
We threw a funk/disco dance party in our backyard. Shannon was our DJ and he was off the hook! Kept the party rockin', was focused on the crowd energy, played exactly what I had in mind. Everyone commented on how awesome he was and we totally agree! Would highly recommend and rest assured, he will be my go-to DJ for all future parties! Thanks Shannon!
SKA Entertainment 2015-2022 Platinum Top Pro!SKA Entertainment 2015-2022 Platinum Top Pro!
Chantel A.
We absolutely LOVED Dj Ash! We hired him for a sweet sixteenth and everyone was dancing nonstop. 10/10 recommend hiring him for your event.
DJ AshDJ Ash
Melissa T.
We used DJ Glenn for our Auction Dinner and he did a great job! Awesome music great light effects and he was great at communication and timeliness!
DJ Glenn WDJ Glenn W
Gea C.
We loved having Manny at my husband’s 50th. He is an excellent DJ and the photo booth made the party. High quality images and super fun props.
Choice Photo Booth and Djs!Choice Photo Booth and Djs!
Thumbtack Customer
DJ arrived well before the event and played a good variety of music. He had good energy and was professional. It was also nice that he had experience working with this population.
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
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