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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 Ann Arbor djs
Thumbtack Customer
I hired DJ Spud for surprise birthday party for my mom. We had a wide variety of ages, but DJ Spud played music that everyone enjoyed. He was simply fantastic!! He even got out on the floor and led dances! My mom danced all night and loved every moment of the party. I couldn't have asked for a better DJ and would absolutely hire DJ Spud again!!
DJ Spud's Music & Dance EntertainmentDJ Spud's Music & Dance Entertainment
Jessica H.
Excellent and professional DJ. Would book again and highly recommend
MJF EntertainmentMJF Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Joey K was attentive, showed up and set up well before the start of our party, and kept our party flowing well. He made sure we were happy by checking with the guests (I have never had a DJ do that before!). The day before the party he double-checked to see if we had any changes/needed him to do anything special. I cannot say enough good things about DJ Joek K! I will be using him for all my future DJ needs! He was wonderful!
DJ Joey K, L.L.C.DJ Joey K, L.L.C.
Thumbtack Customer
Piano music and DJ services for a wedding reception. The piano music was fantastic during dinner at the reception. The DJ portion was slightly disappointing because we had discussed songs that we wanted to be played and those songs weren't played. Other than that, the dance floor was full the majority of the night, so it went pretty well.
MJF EntertainmentMJF Entertainment
Dayra W.
Great Dj. Came prepared and Played everything I wanted to hear and did a great job of improvising when needed.
DJ Spud's Music & Dance EntertainmentDJ Spud's Music & Dance Entertainment
Stephanie K.
Showtime DJs was perfect for our wedding! He made sure everything we wanted was done and kept the wedding flowing perfectly. He was very attentive to both the Bride and Groom the whole night on any and all requests. He made it so fun for all our guests and I wouldn’t change a thing! Can’t thank Showtime DJs enough.
Showtime DJsShowtime DJs
Thumbtack Customer
Tony was very helpful and professional. He was MC and DJ there from beginning to end at our beautiful wedding . We would recommend him very highly
T&M EntertainmentT&M Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Spud did a great job and we will definitely use him again in the future. He played the songs we wanted for our 80's party. Kept everyone dancing!!!
DJ Spud's Music & Dance EntertainmentDJ Spud's Music & Dance Entertainment
Linda D.
Our event was a 50th class reunion. Our class spent a lot of time dancing while in high school so we wanted 60's music with a lot of Motown. The first time I spoke to DJ Spud I knew he was the DJ for us, and we were not disappointed. I contacted him several times with questions during the planning of our reunion, and he always responded promptly. He arrived on time last night. He was easy going, accommodating our agenda and playing many songs requested by people. His price was also very good. Thank you DJ Spud for helping to make our reunion a "class" act. Anyone who hires you will feel fortunate they did.
DJ Spud's Music & Dance EntertainmentDJ Spud's Music & Dance Entertainment
Craig T.
Tomas Muzik was absolutely the best choice for our wedding DJ! Beginning several weeks before our event, Tomas Muzik sent us a sheet to help plan and specify our exact music choices. On the day of our wedding, they were there helping to facilitate the event and make sure everything was exactly as we wanted. I can not express enough that Tomas Muzik is so much more than a DJ. They use their expertise to help couples through the crazy process of planning and hosting a wedding. They help to move the day along by updating the guests and wedding party. I could not have asked for a better DJ or a better event with them! I really hope more people choose Tomas Muzik because you will not be disappointed. I am encouraging one of my family members to select Tomas Muzik for their wedding! I really hope to see Tomas, Claire, and / or Nick again! Thank you for everything!!!
Tomas Muzik DJ & Event ServicesTomas Muzik DJ & Event Services
Isaac G.
Tomas was AMAZING! He did exactly what we asked. He was so nice to have as a DJ. He made it way les stressful than it could have been. He was personable and loved to talk about what we wanted. We had a strange request for our first dance and he did a great job piecing the songs together and making the day awesome. We heard so many people after the wedding telling us that the DJ did a phenomenal job. So glad we chose him and highly suggest hiring him. We will definitely recommend him to others!
Tomas Muzik DJ & Event ServicesTomas Muzik DJ & Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
Joey came to the event hours before it started. Awesome personality, great music, and the light show was awesome! I would def. recommend DJ Joey to all of my friends! I was impressed with how professional he was and how he took the time out to make sure everyone was having fun! Great job man!
DJ Joey K, L.L.C.DJ Joey K, L.L.C.
Thumbtack Customer
Matt was an absolute hit to have as a DJ! Everyone at the party loved his mixes and he kept the dance floor going. He was extremely understanding and accommodating of anything we wanted for our event and was very professional in his responses, setting up, etc. We would love to have him back for our charity banquet next year as well!!
MJF EntertainmentMJF Entertainment
Alex W.
Nick was great! He made it easy from the very beginning and took some of the stress away of planning a wedding. He was on time, professional, and adjusted when we asked him to change things on the day of the wedding. We couldn't of asked for anything more of Nick, and he will be our first choice and recommendation for any event involving a DJ in the future.
Everyday Entertainment-DJ ServicesEveryday Entertainment-DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Darryl was PHENOMENAL!! He played my husband's 40th bday party in the backyard. I saw people out dancing who I never dreamed would dance and they were out there for hours! We spoke once or twice before the event and I emailed some general lists of artists we listened to to give him some idea. He totally nailed it with his song selection the entire night. He read the crowd perfectly and got people out there the whole night. He's also a very sweet guy who obviously LOVES this job. I couldn't say enough great things about him. He made our party go from 'fun' to a complete blast for everyone. Thanks Darryl! If we ever have need for a dj again, there's no one else we'll call!
DJ Darryl SteeleDJ Darryl Steele
David M.
Very happy with MJF Entertainment - Matt took the time to research the music we were looking for and put together several playlists for us to review - and that was all before we hired him for our wedding. No other DJ we contacted would do that. Was also willing to work with us on price which was appreciated. I would recommend using MJF Entertainment!
MJF EntertainmentMJF Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Matt did a fantastic job at our wedding and reception. He played keyboard along with our violinist at the ceremony. Then packed up and DJed at our reception site. We were looking for a DJ who was kind of behind the scenes and low key, and Matt provided us with exactly that. He was adaptable and did a great job of reading the crowd and keeping people dancing. Thanks for helping us to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere!
MJF EntertainmentMJF Entertainment
Brooke B.
I don't even know where to begin with this review, but if you read no Toni!!! If you are like me and really value the entertainment at your big event but feel overwhelmed with who to book, I can promise you trusting Toni will be the best decision you make. He was BY FAR the best vendor we booked and the one person I got SO many compliments on. Keep reading and I will explain in detail just how professional and exceptional Toni is! From the very first conversation we had, he was responsive, personable, and put me completely at ease. He listened to me when I emphasized the importance of good music at my wedding and was so patient with me sending questions and playlists throughout the planning process. Twice the week of the wedding we had zoom meetings/phone calls to make sure we were on the same page and he listened to our wants/needs while providing suggestions for things we didn't even know we wanted/needed! Weather disrupted our day but he was flexible and immediately pivoted with his set up for a change in ceremony location. The uplighting he provided also made the biggest difference with the indoor ceremony as well. He was available throughout the night to keep the evening flowing effortlessly, ensuring we stayed with the timeline and the guests knew what was going on. As soon as the first dances were completed, the dance floor was not empty the rest of the night. So many guests complimented his skill! My husband is Mexican and Toni did an amazing job incorporating the culture into the night. All ages were on the dance floor enjoying the music he selected and thought so much about! I don't even know how to describe to you how good of a job he did! I sent him artists we loved, told him the overall vibe I was going for, and he completely nailed it. He is a true professional and expert at his job. Booking Toni means you do not have to worry about micromanaging your DJ and that your guests will truly have the time of their lives dancing and celebrating at your wedding! I have nothing but good things to say about him and could not be happier about our choice to book him! Thank you Toni!!!!
T&M EntertainmentT&M Entertainment
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