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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.

Reviews for Portland djs
Cassie d.
I hired him to DJ our wedding on 10/10/2020. He was very responsive to our requests and communicated frequently over 3 months up to 2 days before the wedding. I arrived at my wedding 45min before I was scheduled to walk down the aisle that was when I was informed that the DJ hadn’t shown up. Not only that, he wasn’t returning any of our wedding planner’s multiple phone calls or text messages. He contacted me at 1am, 2 hours after my wedding reception ended, saying he was sick and that’s why he no showed. He has yet to even ...return my deposit. DON’T HIRE HIM!
Empirical Leader Universe ProductionsEmpirical Leader Universe Productions
Thumbtack Customer
DJ BrianC was perfect for our party! The crowd was a mix of 25-35 young professionals that were attending my charity halloween party. Brian had a great mix of music that always seemed to be the right song for that moment. He was very aware of the mood throughout the night. Many of my guests told me that they were thrilled with the music and light show! I would definitely recommend him for your event.
DJ-BrianCDJ-BrianC
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