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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.

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?

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. 

Reviews for Newburyport djs
Maeghan C.
Did not have the chance to hear LPRD DJ. My husband's surprise 40th was postponed last minute because of covid. He was very understanding and professional handling the last minute bad news. We will be reserving LPRD DJ this spring when we reschedule!
Thumbtack Customer
Jimi did a fantastic job for our twins' middle school graduation party. They had been to 3 DJ parties in the past week and all their friends thought Jimi was THE BEST! Came prepared with the music these 14-year-olds wanted, a great sound AND light system, and even got everyone involved with a limbo contest and conga line. AND his rate was quite reasonable. Quite simply the best "bang for the buck" of all the DJ services we considered. THANKS JIMI!
DJ Jimi Carter / All Pro EventsDJ Jimi Carter / All Pro Events
Shannon M.
What an incredible wedding weekend we had! David as a DJ kept everyone on the dancefloor! We had an absolute blast!! So thankful and we will definitely hire Power Music Sound again for our next party!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!
Power Music SoundPower Music Sound
Thumbtack Customer
I literally could not be happier with my experience having Eric as our DJ. From the moment we made contact here on thumbtack until the moment he packed up his equipment on our Big Day, he was above and beyond, and every single moment in-between. After a few emails, my now-husband and I met up with him in person and it was an instant click. We tried to play it cool, we didn't want to seem too desperate, but it was an obvious choice right from the beginning. His passion for music shines through conversation and we could tell right away that he is perceptive to a crowds response to music. He seemed to know the science behind getting everyone dancing at a wedding (old and young; timing; transitioning) and without a doubt, exceeded every single expectation we had. He has a great voice and a fantastic personality, which was very important to us since he would be the voice of some very important announcements!! Communication leading up to the event was literally refreshing, which might seem like a strange adjective, but heres why it is very appropriate: our wedding was at a vacation rental home, i became our own wedding planner, which meant contacting all potential vendors and all the other people necessary to coordinate a party of 100+ guests. Chasing and re-chasing people down for information became standard, albeit, exhausting. DJ Boots had a fantastic response time, was always very thorough, very pleasant, and super informative. Therefor, 100% refreshing. He always had great suggestions for the parts we didn't have anything specific for and there were a handful of *very* last minute changes that were stressing us out, but was never a problem for DJ Boots. In fact, I think his response and demeanor helped calm me down from a potential freak-out haha. At our event, it was Eric and his wife Jane and they were both so positive and energetic, it was infectious!! They transitioned locations a few times for stages of the wedding and then later due to some rain, but every single time was absolutely seamless. I can't stress enough how much of a pleasure it was having them at our wedding. If their rates quadrupled and we needed a DJ again, it would be DJ Boots, hands down, every time. Bonus: they have a fog machine which I requested to use and it was majestic. Never too heavy, just the perfect amount at perfect times. I.e., Jurassic Park theme for our T-Rex reveal. Eric & Jane, thank you so so much for helping to make our special day be so awesome and memorable! Sincerely, Alanna & Brendan
DJ Boots EntertainmentDJ Boots Entertainment
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