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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.

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 New Orleans djs
Darrin S.
Very Professional And Great DJ
Shane B.
Excellent DJ and great quality for the price.
Calfee ProductionsCalfee Productions
Kami M.
Mister Wayne is a master DJ. Our staff party was a hit, and it was all because of his music playlist, mixing, and lighting feature. He is now our go-to DJ!
Mister Wayne DJ and Audio Equipment ServiceMister Wayne DJ and Audio Equipment Service
Jasmine L.
DJ LAZ was AMAZING! There was a bad storm the day before our wedding & it knocked the power out of both venues. DJ Laz still showed up & made it work. I was worried that we would not have music (due to power outage) but Laz literally saved the day. Also, he is a GREAT DJ! If you’re looking for dedication AND talent, book him.
Chloe S.
Throughout my extensive experience with throwing parties, I've determined that DJ GB was the absolute best DJ I've ever hired hands down. Not only was he extremely professional, but the selection of music he played got everyone on the dance floor ready to party. If you are planning on throwing a party or an event, I can promise you that hiring DJ GB will be the greatest investment.
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Open Eye for a DJ gig and they were great! Very professional and dependable.
Open Eye Entertainment, LLCOpen Eye Entertainment, LLC
Hayden I.
Mister Wayne was a hit at the reunion! We are glad he was available to MC/DJ the event.
Mister Wayne DJ and Audio Equipment ServiceMister Wayne DJ and Audio Equipment Service
Thumbtack Customer
Great service. If we need a DJ again in the future, we will go to Spot Lighting Audio Video Productions!
Spot Light DJ'sSpot Light DJ's
Mandy G.
We are very happy with our choice of DJ professional and can't wait for the event next week to work with Donovan
Calfee ProductionsCalfee Productions
Thumbtack Customer
He was a fantastic DJ, always playing great music that kept all attendees dancing and having a great time! He is very professional and on time!
DJ Baby Face WilliamsDJ Baby Face Williams
Tyeasia w.
Dj Black is a very phenomenal individual. He paid attention to detail and is quick to act on any of your wishes promptly. I highly recommend this D.J
DJ All-Stars / Dj BlackDJ All-Stars / Dj Black
Thumbtack Customer
very good, everyone liked the music. didn't give the 5th star, because the dj wouldn't let us open a window for some much needed air.
Crescent City DJCrescent City DJ
Melissa C.
DJ Reddie played a great selection of music for my family reunion. Everyone young and old had a great time. He had a very professional setup.
Sarah B.
The Good Time DJs were great! They had a great set-up, were very communicative and did an excellent job for our Christmas party! Would highly recommend!
The Good Time DJsThe Good Time DJs
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional service. The DJ helped us develop great play lists, and we had a great night. The music was instrumental in setting the tone for a great evening. I highly recommend Harold and his company.
Crescent City DJCrescent City DJ
Audra J.
DJ Reddie did a great job at my family reunion. Despite the flood in New Orleans earlier that day, he showed up to my event early and ready to provide great service. Great job!
Thumbtack Customer
Mike was the DJ for my wedding and he was absolutely awesome! I would definitely recommend him and will use him the next time I need a DJ. He was a great communicator, professional and honored all of my play/do not play requests. He played all of my important songs, made the exact announcements I needed and did a great job of mixing old and new songs to keep everyone dancing the whole time! Several people came up to me saying what a good job he did. Thank you Mike!
Mike B's Mobile MusicMike B's Mobile Music
Marilyn J.
DJ Babyface made our Maskerade Party a hit. He catered to all genres, interacted with the family and kept the dance floor full . But most important events though the streets were flooded he made it to the event with a smile. Thank you.
DJ Baby Face WilliamsDJ Baby Face Williams
Tiana Y.
DJ Johnny was an absolute pleasure to work with!He was very proffesional in all areas!He takes the time to get to know you and get the vibe for your music tastes and feels.He took the time out to scope out the venue beforehand....he even showed up to our wedding rehearsal !He also provided the uplighting for my venue as well.He made it look like a dream!!He rolled with the punches and any hiccups that occured,he kept things smooth as silk!I would HIGHLY recommend him to any brides in the NOLA area. THANK YOU DJ Johnny!!!!!You are amazing!
Benjamin A.
Good Time DJs are amazing!! Very professional and personable. They were able to read the crowds and worked well with my brother who was the emcee for our wedding. Very responsive throughout the whole process and we were able to create a music list that worked well with the guests. Highly recommend!!!
The Good Time DJsThe Good Time DJs
Thumbtack Customer
Mike was great to work with! He was always quick to respond to my e-mails and very helpful. He not only played some great songs at the reception that got everyone dancing, but was able to provide uplighting as well. If you are looking for a professional and very affordable DJ, you should give him a shout!
Mike B's Mobile MusicMike B's Mobile Music
Cindy L.
Mike was absolutely amazing in every way! From the minute I booked him for my daughter’s wedding, I knew we’d made the right choice. He made the whole process so easy, and he was very professional. Mike played music that kept the guests dancing the entire night. He also did the music for the ceremony, and it was exactly what my daughter wanted. Mike made the entire night run smoothly and gave us one less thing to worry about. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ! Thank you so much, Mike!
Mike B's Mobile MusicMike B's Mobile Music
Aislinn S.
Johnny was amazing! I hired him to DJ my friend's birthday party weekend in New Orleans with three different events on that Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each event had a different theme and required different music. Johnny was professional and prepared; he arrived early each day so he could be ready to go at the event start time. He came extra prepared; for example, even though I didn't think of it, he came with his own tent so he could continue playing outside even after it started raining a bit. We had several last-minute changes to the program each day, and he went with the flow effortlessly. He MC'ed when needed, played great music that kept people dancing and had a cordless mic we could use when requested. He was extremely easy to work as I planned the event from North Carolina, and he went above and beyond what was required. The birthday girl is extra-picky about everything, and she had no complaints at all about his services, which is amazing. Overall, great service and value. I 100% recommend Johnny's services and would definitely use him again for any future events.
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