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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.

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 Beacon Hill djs
Thumbtack Customer
It was an outstanding experience with DJ Ione. Perfect selection of dance songs for the birthday party, very friendly DJ. Will definitely work with her again. Thank you!
Ione (ee-on-ee) EntertainmentIone (ee-on-ee) Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Jon did a great job at our prom!
JAG Music & EntertainmentJAG Music & Entertainment
Greg M.
Great disc jockey, and an even better man. I will hire him for all of my events and will have more events because of him. The choice is easy when it comes to bringing the right atmosphere to your gathering party or event: DJ Jett Dj je Dj je je je Jett Jett, je, Jett rhythm baby
Jett RhythmJett Rhythm
Thumbtack Customer
Jimi was a great DJ. Very professional. I would highly recommend him.
DJ Jimi Carter / All Pro EventsDJ Jimi Carter / All Pro Events
Jose A.
Mannn this guy had the party going!!! Just when you thought the party was dying...boooooom he made the party come alive. Couldn't ask for a better dj. Everything i asked for plus more. He made my wedding amazing! Dj Alex thank you for a memorable night!!
Dj AlexDj Alex
Elizabeth D.
Sensational! DJ Ghi was responsive and professional from start to finish. He was timely & self sufficient in the set up process and break down. The management team at the event venue described DJ Ghi as "A Class Act with Great Music" & "Suave with Style". All the servers, bartenders and kitchen staff said "We hope he is hired again here! Loved his variety of music played". From a Guest stand point, all I heard throughout the night was "Where did you find him? He's fantastic!" and "That DJ really knows how to read a crowd." As for me, he was the icing on the cake for my father's surprise 83rd Birthday. I have a career in event management at a directors level. I've certainly seen my fair share of DJ's perform at events from 20 - 10,000 people over a 15 year time period. DJ Ghi is certainly a professional I would recommend for any event. I will hire him again and again until he retires. Thank You DJ Ghi for performing a flawless evening and making 50 people have the best time! Especially my father XO. You succeeded at keeping an 83 year old man on the dance floor for 7 hours! That's a review to share, for sure!!! Until next time, THANK YOU! so much...
Michael R.
David was a great DJ for our wedding! We had a small space but he and another one of his friends made it work. Our guests loved the dancing. As soon as he played a song that I noticed was not on our playlist, he immediately changed it back to ours right after. Super responsive. Also, compared to other DJs in the area, we thought it was affordable. Thank you David!!
Power Music SoundPower Music Sound
Thumbtack Customer
Jimi was our DJ for our company holiday party, and he was absolutely perfect for the event. He allowed our staff to take control of the microphones, and the music selection was perfect for every age. It was a night to remember!
DJ Jimi Carter / All Pro EventsDJ Jimi Carter / All Pro Events
David G.
I can't even begin to explain how happy I am that I chose DJ LaNeNa Entertainment for my event. Zeneida was professional throughout the process, and even showed up early during a rainstorm in Boston's Seaport area on a Saturday night. The venue's location was not easy to get to, but she was there and ready to go! Zeneida was very easy to communicate with, and played exactly the right music for my crowd (a surprise 50th birthday party). Do yourself a favor and hire this DJ for your event. You will not be disappointed!
Dj LaNena EntertainmentDj LaNena Entertainment
Yessica C.
I hired DJ SirReal for a Hispanic/Latin dance at my school and asked for all Hispanic/Latin music and he 100% delivered. He played a variety of Latin genres and the students really enjoyed their time.
DJ SirRealDJ SirReal
Angela C.
DJ TreVero is a very nice guy. He did everything possible to provide the best service. He did have some technical difficulties accessing some of the songs; however, he work in a very professional manner with us.
Auralphonic AudioAuralphonic Audio
Jose T.
Bill was great! He arrived early and stayed late and he was a fantastic DJ and MC. He was able to entertain kids and adults through the different phases of our event and everyone had a great time. Thanks to Bill, the birthday party was a truly memorable event.
Big Bill EntertainmentBig Bill Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Andy was a fantastic DJ!! He arrived early and was incredibly professional. Our holiday party was a big success and I received many comments from our guests that the music was great and added so much life to the party. We would 100% love to work with him again!
DJ ATM (Andy)DJ ATM (Andy)
Aaron E.
DJ Ghi was fantastic for my birthday party! He has a great setup, arrived right on time, and provided a wonderful dance atmosphere for my guests. I loved how he seamlessly mixed a variety of different genres, and the light set up was wonderful as well. I would highly recommend him for any occasion!
Thumbtack Customer
Hiring JAG Music & Entertainment was the best decision that we made for our company holiday party! I was put in touch with Jon through Thumbtack last minute (2 days before the party), after the DJ we initially scheduled fell through. Jon responded right away. I was impressed with how accommodating he was, especially given the short notice! Jon was extremely reliable, and he showed up 2 hours before the event in order to properly set up. With all of the last minute running around that I had to do before the party, it was nice to not have to worry about the DJ. Jon's music selection was fantastic - he had people dancing all night long! Jon also provided custom up-lighting with our company logo which was a nice touch. I highly recommend JAG Music & Entertainment for your next event, you won't be disappointed!
JAG Music & EntertainmentJAG Music & Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Perfect DJ for my work holiday party in downtown Boston! He was set up hours before the party started and had great music and lights. Played current music and also requests and party favorites. He was able to get everyone on the dance floor! My favorite part was our "Day shift" vs "Night shift" Dance off! Will be calling again for next year's party! Thank you!
5Star DJ Alliance5Star DJ Alliance
Ly N.
We had our wedding at the New England Aquarium, and the dancefloor was going all night with Brad djing! He arrived early to set up and was so professional with the MC-ing (without a script provided earlier). Brad was great with incorporating our song choices with selections to keep the dance floor going. Definitely a pro DJ that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for large or small venues. He really made our wedding a perfect day!
MG's Photography/DJ BusinessMG's Photography/DJ Business
Thumbtack Customer
Jon was an excellent DJ for our school's prom. He played a great mix of music, including a lot of songs our prom committee requested before the event. All of the students had a great time! I was especially impressed with how flexible Jon was when the students requested to play "Coke and Pepsi" and he walked them through the instructions and led the game without taking too much time away from the dancing. Additionally, we had to change the date of prom 6 weeks out and he was able to be flexible and work with us on our new date. I would definitely recommend him for any event!
JAG Music & EntertainmentJAG Music & Entertainment
Rezma S.
DJ Alex was an absolute blast to have at our reception! Ours was a mixed intercultural wedding (Nepalese/American) and Alex knew just how to get both sides dancing and having fun. He was right on time with his setup and lighting, had our venue beautifully decorated in line with what we wanted, and was a wonderful MC as well. Communication with him from the beginning was clear, organized and professional, and it really showed through the night. Everyone absolutely loved him and his music, and we are so so grateful to have found him! He was very attentive to all the details we wanted, and made sure we were all on the same page with exactly how we wanted the night to be. He was super accommodating of any last minute requests and schedule changes as well. I wholeheartedly recommend Alex and encourage people to please get in touch with him for organizing their ideal event. You wont be disappointed!
Dj AlexDj Alex
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