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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 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.
Lewis van DiggelenLewis van Diggelen
Thumbtack Customer
I had provided the songs and the Dj had to just play them. Dj was mainly interested in drinks that we were offering the guest.
DJ Lebron, The E-Team (Bay Area)DJ Lebron, The E-Team (Bay Area)
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
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)
DJTJ  DJ ServiceDJTJ DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
Great DJ for our first middle school dance. And the rest of the dances this year!
BNP EntertainmentBNP Entertainment
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
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
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.
DJ2e - THE MAN Modeled After None - DJ ProductionsDJ2e - THE MAN Modeled After None - DJ Productions
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!
DJ Sofa King 2015-2020 Thumbtack Award Winner!DJ Sofa King 2015-2020 Thumbtack Award Winner!
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
Yuri H.
The DJ is GREAT. I would definitely contact him again for any DJ services. His music is great he works with you and plays what you like. Everything sounded great. I only met him for that night but over all I can tell he is a great person. I am very happy that we chose him. Stop searching and pick him:) thanks again for a great night to remember :)
DJ2e - THE MAN Modeled After None - DJ ProductionsDJ2e - THE MAN Modeled After None - DJ Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Tis DJ is top notch! He was early, had the music that I requested, and did a very professional job. I would call him again for my next function!!!
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Christina S.
Dj Twin Spin was a great choice for our holiday party! He was an absolute pro and tailored entertainment to our needs. I highly recommend him and will definitely use him again in the future.
Twin Spin EntertainmentTwin Spin Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
By far the best DJ ever. From his customer service to his setup and music selection he was awesome. Hired him for my wedding and will do it over and over again. Thanks Memo!!!!
DJ Memo EntertainmentDJ Memo Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
He was horrible. At my ceremony I couldn't hear the music for my walk down the aisle and then at the reception he was drinking and he didn't play good dancing songs. Do not use dj shannon!!!!
DJ Sofa King 2015-2020 Thumbtack Award Winner!DJ Sofa King 2015-2020 Thumbtack Award Winner!
Chrissy M.
Young was awesome. He took the time to find out what type of music he wanted before the event, and made the event AMAZING. Everyone couldn't stop talking about how great the DJ was. Will definitely hire again.
Twin Spin EntertainmentTwin Spin Entertainment
Alka R.
Good morning, I wanted to thank DJ Sloka for an amazing event. He was very responsiveness to our needs for music, timely and efficient in setting up the entire system. Our guests had a blast! Thank you again!
Dj Sloka Event ServicesDj Sloka Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
We really enjoyed having Jamall as the DJ for my daughter's 18th birthday party. He played music the kids wanted to hear and dance to. Also, he was very prompt and professional. We would definately use him again.
DJ Lebron, The E-Team (Bay Area)DJ Lebron, The E-Team (Bay Area)
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Porter was awesome! So many people at the party commented on how he did a great job DJ'ing. I have to say he exceeded my expectations and workin with him was a simple process. I would highly recommend him.
DJ Porter (70s/80s/90s Parties)DJ Porter (70s/80s/90s Parties)
Janet B.
DJ 2e did a great job choosing music for our corporate Holiday Party - he was professional and played the songs our guests enjoyed. The feedback from the employees was positive, and I would recommend him for any event that needed a D.J.
DJ2e - THE MAN Modeled After None - DJ ProductionsDJ2e - THE MAN Modeled After None - DJ Productions
Thumbtack Customer
THE M.A.N was great he dj my daughters first communion. He covered us all he had Disney songs for the kids and he had great dancing songs for us. Thank you I highly recommend he is awesome no complains at all!!!
DJ2e - THE MAN Modeled After None - DJ ProductionsDJ2e - THE MAN Modeled After None - DJ Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel was amazing! He provided our reception with great music and good energy ^_^ All of his equipment, lighting, flatscreen, speakers, photobooth, dj set-up, etc looked and functioned great! He's super friendly and easy to work with. Thank you Dan!
DJ Dan Utica ServicesDJ Dan Utica Services
Thumbtack Customer
This DJ was the best ever - he went way beyond my expectations. I am planning on having him again for the next party. Would highly recommend - he knew what to play to get the crowd going - and all the guests had a great time!
DJ Lebron, The E-Team (Bay Area)DJ Lebron, The E-Team (Bay Area)
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