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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 Lexington djs
Thumbtack Customer
DJ was phenomenal. Very well prepared. I felt comfortable around him. Highly recommend.
Spin It Live LLCSpin It Live LLC
Thumbtack Customer
DJ joe smooth was very flexible and accommodating. His prices were reasnable. However DJ smooth took a while to set up and was not ready with our intro songs even though we had sent them to him over a week in advance. He did make a mix CD for a special dance for us and sent it to us in advance which was very kind
DJ Joe Smooth- Best DJ 2015 Top Pro 2016-2022DJ Joe Smooth- Best DJ 2015 Top Pro 2016-2022
Alberto G.
Very professional and responsive! Very good job keeping the music and party going the whole time!!! Would definitely recommend the DJ services for any occasion!!!
Jim h.
Everyone loved the dj not only did Cortez do the music he help with food and whatever we needed . I would highly recommend him. Thank you so much!!!!
Spin It Live LLCSpin It Live LLC
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Cortez did a great job! The mix of music that he played was perfect for the guest list we had. Everyone was complimenting him and telling me how much they liked him. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends for the future. Great job!
Spin It Live LLCSpin It Live LLC
Dwain L.
Kevin was everything. Work quality was second to none. Very professional but still very personable. He responded when none of the other DJ's did. I think the money spent was well worth it and very competitive. He showed up even earlier than he said he would. Kevin is a great DJ, easy to get along with and always has a lot of energy. According to all of the guests, our wedding reception was great! Everyone had a great time and Carol Jean and I were exstatic about how it all turned out. We would recommend Kevin for any type of event and they would be lucky to have him. Thanks Kevin!
Smilestones DJ Services, LLCSmilestones DJ Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was amazing!! I couldn't have asked for anything better. Everyone at the wedding is still talking about the music and dj. Joe kept the music going all night!!! I've been to so many weddings where no one dances but with Joe everyone was up and danced all night. He even gives you a cd of your wedding music and we enjoyed listenig to it during our drive to honeymoon. A cousin said when she gets married she already knows Joe will be her dj. He was organized, professional, and a true delight!! Thanks Joe for making my wedding everything I could have hoped for and so much more!!!!
DJ Joe Smooth- Best DJ 2015 Top Pro 2016-2022DJ Joe Smooth- Best DJ 2015 Top Pro 2016-2022
Bishlam P.
Anthony was a great DJ for our special wedding day. He went above and beyond expectations. He arrived earlier than expected, we needed video recording (zoom) services and he went out, bought equipment, and provided that service just to make our day the best. Thanks Anthony
Unique Sounds Entertainment & EventsUnique Sounds Entertainment & Events
Thumbtack Customer
We loved having Joe Foster as the DJ for my daughters wedding. I can't say enough good things about him. The music was awesome and he kept everyone on their feet dancing. He traveled to Lexington for us !! I recommend him and would use him again!!! Thank you for an awesome evening Joe!!
DJ Joe Smooth- Best DJ 2015 Top Pro 2016-2022DJ Joe Smooth- Best DJ 2015 Top Pro 2016-2022
Thumbtack Customer
He was great!!!!! We hired him for our wedding; every song I wanted, every song the guests wanted he had. He's very nice and easy to talk too. He's DJ lights were great!! Overall he was just great; I would defiantly recommend him and I would defiantly hire him again!!!!
Spin It Live LLCSpin It Live LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Our Big day was a success with the amazing help of Rick and David! Rick, our DJ, really helped with flow of things and was everything we could have hoped for. Matt and I were married on April, 3 2013. Rick not only performed the reception music but the ceremony music as well. David on a last minutes notice was very willing and enthuastiac about doing our photography and I cant wait to see the results! Thanks again Rick and David for all of the time and hard work put into making our BIG DAY Absolutely Amazing!
Absolute Entertainment & Photography - Voted BestAbsolute Entertainment & Photography - Voted Best
Ari T.
I can't explain just how grateful I am for Darren and his team. First off they're all such genuine and kind people. My husband and I planned our wedding in Kentucky all the way from Texas. I found Darren on thumbtack, he called us and I was sold. Because we're dual military we didn't have time to meet with Darren until the wedding, he called,texted and emailed us throughout the whole process. When we finally got to meet it felt like Darren was a family friend. Everyone absolutely loved him and his team. We hired him as our officiant, DJ, photographer and videographer and it was well worth it. Our wedding day went so smoothly, and that's all because of Darren. I highly recommend Darren for your wedding, I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you so so much Darren, Carlos and Ben! Chris and I are so grateful for you guys :)
DMZ ProductionsDMZ Productions
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