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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 Frederick djs
Jennee S.
DJ prime was responsive, professional, on time and entertaining for our wedding last month. He did a good job balancing between DJ and MC.
Prime 1 Productions, LLCPrime 1 Productions, LLC
Nycole M.
Everyone loved the DJ and photo booth. We were provided props for the photo booth and the DJ had everything as promised in the contract. Ultimately it was a success and I think we will use them again.
Good VibrationsGood Vibrations
Kimberly N.
DJ Romes was a FANTASTIC DJ. He came prepared with way more than I could have every imagined. He was very kind and provided a fun and amazing atmosphere for my event!!!
DJ RomesDJ Romes
Kirsten A.
DJ Greg was absolutely amazing! We were running behind with the schedule and he was completely patient & understanding. He was 100% affordable and had amazing service.
DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)
Dorothy B.
never hire a dj , this is my first he wa great, i will use him again, everyone had a good time and his music was wonderful thanks again
Prime 1 Productions, LLCPrime 1 Productions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Treyswift dj'd my BIG 18 birthday party! and did an AMAZING JOB! The lights he has definitely set the right party mood. We had a blast! The music was great, he had everything I wanted, we did not want it to end! All my friends kept asking where I found him! He's definitely recommendable. Thank you DJ TREYSWIFT, until next time! :)
Thumbtack Customer
Jamie was the DJ at my daughter's wedding. He was punctual and very professional. He did an excellent job of playing the music we wanted to hear and making specific moments in time awesome.
DJ Casanova Productions & LightingDJ Casanova Productions & Lighting
Thumbtack Customer
We were thrilled with Kurtmaster Productions DJ services provided for our daughter's 18th birthday party. He was punctual, professional, fun, and engaged the partiers in dance, requests, karaoke. He did a great job selecting 4 hours of music based on a song list sent days prior to the party. I would use Kurtmaster again, and definitely recommend Maurice Johnson to others looking for a DJ. Thank you, once again, Maurice, for contributing to our daughter's very happy 18th b-day party.
Dj Kutmaster/ By--Kutmaster ProductionDj Kutmaster/ By--Kutmaster Production
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Teddy was outstanding and after the event everyone couldn't stop talking about how great he was. This was my daughter sweet 16 party and her friends will probably remember him for the rest of their lives! He was the perfect DJ. We had a diverse group of people (some young, and some old) and he knew how to keep everyone involved. He was professional, he played all the right songs, and knew how to get the best out of the crowd. He will be the first person I call for our next event.
DJ Teddy507DJ Teddy507
Stacy S.
DJ Josh was Fantastic for my daughters Sweet 16- He was professional- courteous- listened to and delivered all our wishes— Highly Highly recommend him for any type of event you need— Thank you and Well Done
DJ Topedo & Co.DJ Topedo & Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Afan did an outstanding work on my daughters Sweet 16 birthday party. He was on time and very professional. Everyone loved his DJ services. He knows music so well. I will definitely hire him again.
H.A.Q EntertainmentH.A.Q Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Tabasco was great. He was being pulled in all directions but stayed cool the whole time. He played great music & everyone loved him. He was very nice (and his dad too) & listened to all of my details for the party. He was also very reasonably priced.
Tabasko EntertainmentTabasko Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Larry is an awesome DJ! He responded to my emails within minutes, and remained patient throughout the whole wedding planning process. My family requested many older songs and even some island songs, and Larry had our list all ready to go on the big day. He met with us about a week before the wedding to finalize the schedule of events at reception. Of course, nothing goes as planned! Our wedding was on base, and he even took the extra time to get his visitors pass days in advance. Larry improvised so well as our MC/DJ, and everyone had a blast! I definitely recommend Larryoke to future brides. You won't regret it! Thanks Larry!!! -Mary Kate & Nelson
Larryoke Karaoke & DJ Services LLCLarryoke Karaoke & DJ Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Heath was such a pleasure to work with. He spent time in advance of the event going over playlists and making sure that all of our questions were answered and needs were met. He was great onsite -- very professional, arrived early and stayed late -- I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great DJ for their event.
Tabasko EntertainmentTabasko Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Overall, DJ Teddy did an awesome job. He was very accommodating, his song selections were just as requested with even a few surprises!!. His equipment was outstanding the lights and fog machine really gave the venue the night club feel i was wanting. Everyone had a blast and have already talked about inviting him back for another event.
DJ Teddy507DJ Teddy507
Rachel Y.
We used DJ Child for my sister’s wedding and were so happy with the service he provided! He was responsive, professional, on time, easy-going and was able to feel the crowd out to get people dancing (which is not always an easy thing to do). He is also priced super fair, which we appreciated. You can tell he loves what he does. We had a great time and would recommend him to anyone who has an event in the future!
DJC AudioDJC Audio
Brandi T.
Robert was on time when arriving to our party and was Fun Upbeat individual!! He set everything up from load speakers and disco lights!! He played everything we asked him too and even whipped out some dance moves on the dance floor! He ended up staying past the time we agreed to, since the party was still going, for no additional charge, which I thought was super cool :) I would highly recommend him to any family and friends.. and we will def be calling him to DJ our next event!!
Prime 1 Productions, LLCPrime 1 Productions, LLC
Debra O.
My birthday celebration with Amy as our DJ was fabulous!!! I asked her for very specific and detailed requests for music that represented my feelings for my family. She came through with everything I requested, even a song about my home state of North Dakota. She was incredible with teaching all age groups ( 4 yrs old to 80 yrs old) how to do different line dances and made each of us feel like we were wonderful dancers. Thank you, Amy, for making my birthday such a wonderful celebration with family and friends. It exceeded all of my expectations and will be a memory I will always cherish!!!!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
Thumbtack Customer
We had a smallish wedding ~150 people. Maurice and his wife were the DJ/MC for the event. Total event time was 4 hr with set up and take down before and after. Maurice had great communication leading up to the event. Maurice was set in plenty of time and ready to go for the introductions. Another part where he really shinned was in dealing with both of the families, he showed a lot of patience in particular dealing with my mother and the bride's, Maurice went above and beyond to make sure their requests were met. There were some issues with name pronunciation, but i am sure with a little more effort on my part that could have been easily remedied. Over all great experience at a very reasonable price.
Dj Kutmaster/ By--Kutmaster ProductionDj Kutmaster/ By--Kutmaster Production
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