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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.

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 Midland djs
Amy R.
DJ Vince was amazing! Great songs and very easy to get along with. I will definitely ask for his services when planning another event!
Chelsea H.
Chris Palumbo was absolutely awesome, and we are so thrilled he was able to join us on our special day, and helped us make it an unforgettable life experience. Definitely recommended for any party you need. He was very professional, has a great sense of humor, and helped us every step of the way. Everyone had a blast and loved the music at the ceremony and the reception. We couldn't of done it without him. He was phenomenal, just an overall wonderful DJ, and he was a wonderful edition to our wedding yesterday. Thank you so much for everything, and we hope to see you again soon!! It was so wonderful to have you be part of our wedding day!! Sincerely Mr. & Mrs. Dylan & Chelsea Broome
DJ Chris PalumboDJ Chris Palumbo
Helena A.
I wish I could click every item but I could only do 3! DJ Chris was awesome. He basically planned our wedding when we first did our phone call with him, it was helpful to give us a better idea of what we should expect. He took the time to get to know us, gave us great ideas for our reception that we never heard of! Table dash, shoe game, making our entrances run smoothly. He pronounced everyone’s name right without even telling him how. We had to re-plan our wedding 2 weeks before and he was ALL for the new plan. He made our night fun, even though our bar was in a separate room and the dance floor wasn’t packed all night it didn’t bother him! He had to move equipment after dinner into the dance floor room without any complaints/hesitations. the events of the night happened as planned and he made it so fun for us. He even stayed later for us and would’ve stayed even another hour on short notice (although we decided 5 min before 12 that no one needed that).. his price is so reasonable and you can tell that he has a lot of experience. Book him for your wedding!
DJ Chris PalumboDJ Chris Palumbo
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