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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 Lowell djs
Cheri B.
Just hired Jimi to Do our wedding,professional and experienced DJ...he didnt say "I can't "or "won't " not once. Really cool with us adding to music selection and he had some great ideas to make our wedding the best day ever for US ....ive talked with at least 10 DJ's in the last 2 months none gave me the sense I would be missing something from my venue if he/she wasn't our Dj... i am confident we have the best in our wedding team with Jimi Carter onboard...cannot wait!!
DJ Jimi Carter / All Pro EventsDJ Jimi Carter / All Pro Events
Erinn M.
Jimi Carter was a great choice for a DJ for our Middle School Dance. He did an amazing job with songs, interactive choices for kids as well. The students had a blast and loved every minute of it.
DJ Jimi Carter / All Pro EventsDJ Jimi Carter / All Pro Events
Valerie A.
Awesome set up and options for music. Could not have asked for a more fun and accommodating DJ. And showed up early and stayed late. Exceptional service and value. Look forward to hiring again!
DC MusicDC Music
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you so much Jimi! Everyone loved how great you were! You definitely added a ton of life and energy to the wedding. So glad I found you via Thumbtack!! Will definitely be coming back to you when we need more DJ services!!
DJ Jimi Carter / All Pro EventsDJ Jimi Carter / All Pro Events
Donna N.
This DJ was on time, he didn't really have to do much, my daughter wanted background music. He kept that going with all that was recommended to him. He has a great Personality I would recommend him in a heartbeat. Thank You Dennis for showing up on a moments notice.
DC MusicDC Music
Melanie B.
Jimi arrived to give me just what I wanted on my wedding day. He ensured everything ran smoothly. He is very pleasant and easy to work with. His experience shows through his professionalism. I had a perfect wedding and dance my butt off all day! Thanks jimi!!!!! I'm so grateful you were out DJ!
DJ Jimi Carter / All Pro EventsDJ Jimi Carter / All Pro Events
Kat F.
John is an amazing DJ who can handle last minute changes if needed. Without ever meeting us in person he new what music to play to my family and husband's family to get them dancing. His announcements were clear and well timed. He checked in with us, the bride and groom, several times to make sure it was what we wanted. He is a huge part of why our wedding will be a wonderful memory for years to come. Thank you John!
General Sound EntertainmentGeneral Sound Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Andy “ATM” was our DJ for a 40th birthday party family event. There would be kids of all ages and “middle aged” adults at this event that took place in Lowell MA. I was very impressed with Andy’s profile. It was superior to the others I read and very informative. When I called to make arrangements I liked him instantly and was very comfortable with him. We sent him a list of music we would like to hear and he had all the songs we were looking for including “I Am A Gummy Bear” which is a big hit with the little kids. He was on time, very professional, his area was very neat and safe especially since some of the kids decided to join him on stage. His dance experience was an added Bonus. Andy was very entertaining, dancing with us and engaging the kids especially my 20 month old granddaughter who loves dancing and my 6 year old grandson who loves Hip Hop. He was very attentive to our needs and made sure we heard all the songs we were looking for, he kept in close contact throughout the night to check in. He truly cares about his job and making his clients happy. Andy is truly committed to his work with an obvious passion for what he does. Price was not a factor in our decision to hire Andy but it was a bonus. His price is very reasonable. I would highly recommend Andy if you are looking for a fun and entertaining time. We had NO complaints. Andy will be our DJ for life! We had a great time Andy, thank you! Emily & Carol
DJ ATM (Andy)DJ ATM (Andy)
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