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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 Walnut Creek djs
Brianna F.
DJ Stallion was everything we could've hoped for as our store DJ! Our customers and staff loved him. He went the extra mile with everything he does. Would definitely recommend!
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Taun H.
DJ Dub T was amazing! I was nervous to use him because I usually hire DJs from personal referrals but I took a chance with the reviews on Thumbtack. I'm so glad I did because he was very connected with the crowd and set the tone for a great party. My friends raved about him and asked to use his services for upcoming events. I would recommend him for anyone looking for a professional, affordable fun DJ. He is your guy.
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Deanna G.
We recently hired DJ Stallion for our wedding at The Gardens at Heather Farms, he was perfect. Checked in with me periodically, and made sure that everything was just as I had wanted it. Very professional, I highly recommend.
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Samuel G.
Anthony is a pleasure to work with! I found him last minute when our DJ dropped out about a week before my wedding. Anthony responded quickly and with a very reasonable quote. He always communicated clearly and quickly (even if I did not!) He has years of experience and it shows. Which was great because I had no Effing clue what I was doing! He picked up on this fast and had lots of suggestions for how things should flow, without being pushy about it. The result was that everything went went well and best of all, everyone had a good time dancing to the music that he played. Seriously, I'm still getting compliments! Thanks DJ STALLION!
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Rose B.
Anthony, aka DJ Stallion ,extremely personable, efficient, great blending of one song to the other , worked well with my MC and my brother who was trying to run the show :) played all the songs I wanted plus requests, plus had mic and lights ! A fun time .. thanx again Anthony !! and thumtack
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Tim H.
Alex was a great DJ at our Halloween party and a very fun guy to work with. He set up quickly and had great equipment. He played a great mix of dance and Halloween music and really kept the party moving. We will definitely call him again for our next party. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!!
MCC-Master Of Ceremonies & CelebrationsMCC-Master Of Ceremonies & Celebrations
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Stallion was awesome. I had booked him last minute for my sons birthday and he made everything so easy. I was calling from out of town so I did not get to meet him in person until day of event but he was easy to get a hold of, was able to answer all my questions and work with me. Definitely made me feel confident with my choice. He arrived an hour early to set up and was very professional and accommodating. My guests loved him and asked for his number for future hire. All the songs I requested he had available and played exactly how I asked him to play to entertain the crowd throughout the day. Would definitely hire again. My sons bday was a success, thank you DJ stallion! -Chanel
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Colin H.
DJ Ricky was very professional and friendly, brought everything he needed; and had great selection of music; when our wedding planner had made a list of music through paid accounts via access; Ricky paid for the access himself so he could make sure the music we wanted was able to be played, 100% would recommend. Thank you!
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Mrs P.
Thomas was incredible and played a big part in my husband’s surprise 40th roaring 20’s theme! First half of party we had children so I had compiled songs that were kid friendly for them to dance to. For second half songs that my husband liked. Thomas responded to all my messages promptly and was more than happy to accommodate my requirements. He was on time and has a very pleasant and friendly personality. I will not look any further next time I need a DJ for my event! Thank you Thomas!
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Reyna G.
We could not possibly have found a better DJ for our wedding!! Anthony was responsive, extremely professional, understood and worked with our somewhat challenging requests (I love pop and my new husband loves metal), and kept our guests dancing! Our ceremony ended up starting a bit late, and he gave us great advice about moving our other reception to-do's around which was super helpful! Plus he just had a kind and calm presence, which was exactly what I needed on our chaotic day! Could not recommend him more!!
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Kristen L.
DJ Stallion - Anthony - Was amazing! He helped the flow of our entire day go smoothly. He was very professional. Dressed the part and knew just when to get the right songs going for the mood of the crowd. He got everyone on their feet with the first big crowd pleaser. And, to wind everyone down as we had to clean up afterwards, he kept the music rolling and it cast a perfect mood in the entire building. He was attentive in asking us if we should switch up a few things based on how things were going, and also took some great pics of the ceremony and reception while he looked on. It was a great time and people are still texting me explaining what a great time they had! Thank you, Anthony, you hit this wedding right out of the ball park :)
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Johnson N.
I got in touch with Anthony and hired him to do our wedding one month prior to the date. His communication was consistent and prompt from the day we first got in touch all the way through until the end of the wedding. Anthony has a user friendly website that helps organize whatever event it is you need him for. The website included an event planner, timeline, and extravagant music database that made planning for the day so much easier. Anthony is very professional and takes pride in what he does. He went well beyond the duties of a DJ. One example of this was helping out our officiant (a friend who was doing it for the first time and nervous). Anthony helped calm his nerves by talking him through how the ceremony would work just prior. He also worked well with others hired for the wedding; organizer, caterer, photographer, etc. Furthermore Anthony was just dang good at what he could tell it wasn’t his first rodeo, everything seemed 2nd nature for him (as if he’d been doing it for 25 years ha!). A few things originally planned needed to be changed on the day of the wedding and he helped transition that to see it through as if it were planned all along (change to ceremony lineup, reception intro, ad lib of mother/son dance, and keeping the guests entertained while I, the groom, left site for 30 minutes to take the dogs home). I would hire him again in a heartbeat and highly-highly recommend him for any event. Thank you again!
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