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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 Wicker Park djs
Thumbtack Customer
Couldn't of found a better DJ. The whole group had a blast. Any one looking for a DJ this group is the BEST!!!!!
Special Occasion Events INCSpecial Occasion Events INC
Thumbtack Customer
Was really impressed with DJ Ell-Ess. Gave my daughter a sweet 16 party and the kids really enjoyed the music. DJ Ell-Ess even played some music for us old heads! LOL. All in all, the event went well and was really satisfied with the DJ. Thanks DJ Ell-Ess.
Elite EventsElite Events
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Drea Jay was awesome. She provided the sounds for my son's Trunk Party. DJ Drea Jay did an outstanding job. Her music selection was on point and she kept the beats going. DJ Drea was prompt and extremely professional. I highly recommend DJ Drea Jay for your event!
Drea JayDrea Jay
Thumbtack Customer
Chris is a great DJ. He played all of the songs we requested. I would hire him again if I'm in need of a DJ.
DJ AD EntertainmentDJ AD Entertainment
Megan B.
DJ John Herrera was an amazing vendor to work with! As a wedding planner, I definitely recommend him for any DJ needs and will be referring him to future clients.
Profound EntertainmentProfound Entertainment
Tony W.
He was excellent !!! He was the DJ to my All White Birthday celebration and did a fantastic job .He will be my go 2 DJ for all my events
Reginald TurnerReginald Turner
Patty H.
Amazing DJ! DJ Lori was absolutely fabulous in handling our company's event and we could not have found a better DJ. Our first DJ cancelled two days before our event and I found DJ Lori through Thumbtack. She was super diligent in organizing a schedule and music list with us and followed that plan to a T! Her music style was fun and had everyone up dancing. Her professionalism is excellent and she came 2 hours ahead of time to setup (most DJs we've worked with come last minute, which always stressed us out and they never started on time). Her setup is clean, professional and worked perfectly with our event. I highly recommend DJ Lori, as she really is the best! Thank you so much! We will hire her again!
Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)
Thumbtack Customer
Loved this DJ. Would work with them again!
Ultrasound DJ, Photography & Videography ServicesUltrasound DJ, Photography & Videography Services
Luis M.
Amazing dj! Dj Lori handled the party perfect! I monitor alot of corporate events with pro athletes, she's the best! Diligent in preplanning, punctual & amazing selection was done with great mixing skills, smooth transistions & super fun! Other djs talk too much & are boring. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)
Thumbtack Customer
Well working with dj rod was an awesome experience! ! My mom's retirement party went great with his excellent skills!! Thanks again dj rod and I will be needing you so talk to you soon! !!!!
First Rate - DJ. V- RodFirst Rate - DJ. V- Rod
Thumbtack Customer
I was working with DJ LORi for an event on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, I had to cancel the event five days before and DJ LORi was truly understanding and helpful! She is a cordial, mature and workable DJ that you can trust in hiring :) Even though I didn't get to see her perform, she handled the event preplanning in a manner that made me feel assured and confident. I felt supported and like a true priority to her. Thank you DJ LORi and hopefully we can work together in the future!
Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)
Alesa A.
Dj Eddie was very easy to work with and had a great selection of music
Eddygee  Events and ProductionsEddygee Events and Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Great and very professional. Played music that fit the crowd and that to me is a GREAT DJ.
DJ AD EntertainmentDJ AD Entertainment
Marcela O.
The DJ was everything expected and more. He was very professional and the kids loved the music.
Elite DJ ServiceElite DJ Service
Martha M.
Saul responded great, he sent another DJ not himself but overall was ok experience
Bassmnt Entertainment Inc.Bassmnt Entertainment Inc.
Crystal F.
Lori was amazing to work with and so professional. She is the real deal as far as DJ's go. She really took our event to another level and was prepared for all we asked of her. Looking forward to booking DJ Lori for our next corporate event!
Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)
Christopher J.
John could not have been any better. He dj-ed my wife's 40th birthday party. I gave him basic things that she likes and he did the rest. Was a fantastic event and everyone said we picked a great dj.
Profound EntertainmentProfound Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Wanda came in for a wild Halloween party and delivered exactly as discussed. We pulled off a fun nostalgic mix to start (80s, 90s, then 00s), and then DJ Wanda finished up the night with some great mixes and excellent light work. Would highly recommend!
NY to The C DJ ServicesNY to The C DJ Services
Tristin R.
DJ was ok, played music I asked for but couldn’t get guests out of there seats to dance.
Bassmnt Entertainment Inc.Bassmnt Entertainment Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I would like to think dj dollar bill for his and his staffs, for making my daughter Sweet Sixteen Special. They provide an excellent service. The DJ played all the music that teenagers listen to from rap to hip hop to juking he played it all. My daughter had a wonderful time this is one night tha she will never forget. Thank You DJ Dollar bill I would recommend his services to everyone one. If you want to have a party with a club atmosphere, the best DJ's, music and party lights than you may want to call DJ Dollar Bill. I can't wait to have my Husbands Birthday party here, also if you need food catered they offer that too while my daughter and her friends were partying his wife had made food for all the adults and it was excellent. I highly recommend them. Thank you again dj dollar bill I am now best mom as if I didn't know. LOL
Motown Revue feat.  Motown ReflectionsMotown Revue feat. Motown Reflections
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Lori was incredible! She was so professional and she was attentive to our every need. She was the DJ for our wedding. The guests were on the dance floor from start to finish. The guests were devastated when the music had to end. I never had one moment of doubt with DJ Lori. I would use her from now on for any and every event. She is comfortable with all genres of music. She has truly amazing skills!
Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)Lori's DJ Service (also known as DJ LORi)
Thumbtack Customer
From what I can gather, and against popular demand, this DJ was nonetheless spectacular in terms of music depth and selection, as well as matching the crowds energy levels. Few people can point out whether or not a DJ is exactly what they claim to be, and I am one of those people.
Motown Revue feat.  Motown ReflectionsMotown Revue feat. Motown Reflections
Brock L.
Out of the 10 weddings attended this year, he was by far the best DJ - and not only because it was our wedding
Elite DJ ServiceElite DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
The SOE was EXCEPTIONAL. Rick MC'ed and got everyone engaged with the party and the night's events flowing seamlessly and efficiently. DJ Mambo played all the right songs to connect with our audience and get the dance floor hopping. The lights and the DJ booth set up were great as well. THANK YOU!!!!!
Special Occasion Events INCSpecial Occasion Events INC
Thumbtack Customer
DJ BOB was professional, fun, and nice to work with. He was completely accessible leading up to the day, asked good questions, and was completely prepared for the event. He didn't blink an eye when our guests asked him to play the theme from Star Trek, Jazz and Latin Music! He kept the reception running and moving smoothly. We were so appreciative that we had a great DJ - it totally made our party a blast and a night to remember! THANK YOU DJ BOB!
DJ BobB Entertainment, Photo & VideoDJ BobB Entertainment, Photo & Video
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