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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 Kansas City djs
Michael K.
DJ JEFF was our wedding DJ and he killed it. I’ve been to other weddings with DJs and they intrepted the couples a lot but DJ Jeff never did and was very flexible the day of the wedding. Couldn’t ask for a better DJ for our wedding.
DJ Jeff G / DJ McLovinDJ Jeff G / DJ McLovin
Kaitlyn W.
DJ Stann was great to work with! He was flexible, professional, and kind to all the guests. I would recommend him for any event needing a DJ.
DJ StannDJ Stann
Tracey C.
It was wonderful working with them and KC was an awesome DJ
CG Weddings & EntertainmentCG Weddings & Entertainment
Amanda B.
DJ Stann hit the mark with the music selection for our corporate event, elevating our social. He was very professional, responsive and attentive booking through the end of the event. 5 stars for sure, and thank you DJ Stann!
DJ StannDJ Stann
Thumbtack Customer
I needed an emcee and DJ for a unique event and DJ Stan stepped up to the plate and hit out of the park. He was professional and helped develop the event into an exciting and memorable event for all! I could not have been more pleased.
DJ StannDJ Stann
Thumbtack Customer
He was a great DJ and officiate!! Highly recommend his services. He was patient, professional, prompt and everything we needed!!
Four Star EntertainmentFour Star Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
HI hired DJ Stann. The event has not happened yet, but he seems to be professional, accommodating and fair. Looking forward to working with him.
DJ StannDJ Stann
Kristina R.
DJ was prompt, professional and friendly. Played appropriate music for what we needed and was helpful. His setup was attractive and appealing. I would recommend him to anyone!
Bassline ProductionsBassline Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Derrick was prompt, on time, professional and he made sure everything I asked for I Got. Derrick is a great DJ and I highly recommend him for all of your parties.
Big D Events and EntertainmentBig D Events and Entertainment
Richard R.
We have used DJs in the past. Stann Tate was great at our event. He is at the top of our list. Stann is easy to work with and he can make any party/gathering most successful.
DJ StannDJ Stann
Jason G.
Mike was a wonderful DJ/MC. He prepared for our wedding reception well in advance, by providing a questionnaire and list of songs for the various special dances, and the evening in general. We met him once prior to the event date, per his recommendation, which was perfect, it gave us the opportunity to meet him and go over all the details and logistics so that our wedding reception would be perfect. He coordinated with our point people at the reception including the photographer to make sure all of the special moments were captured. He played to the crowd and was open to song requests, per our asking, which was great since we ended up playing a lot of Polish music, which he didn't personally have but was able to find and play last minute. We would recommend Mike (Diamond DJ Entertainment) for your DJ/MC needs!
Diamond DJ EntertainmentDiamond DJ Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you so much! You were very easy to work with and made everything go smoothly for my wedding day. I appreciate everything you did for us. I will definitely recommend you to anyone needing a DJ. :)
Amac EntertainmentAmac Entertainment
Kelly W.
DJ Stan was the best! He was very fun and interactive. He played not just the music we listed but took requests as well. He was able to change things on very short notice as well. Would definitely use him again!
DJ StannDJ Stann
Catherine S.
DJ Stan was very easy to work with and very helpful throughout every step of our party planning. It was a great event and he did a wonderful job! I would recommend him to others and wouldn't hesitate to use him again in the future! Thanks!!
DJ StannDJ Stann
Pamela F.
We recently had our Company event and DJ Stann did such a great job in every area of the event! Very professional as well being fun/interactive, and mixing great music along with the night events! I would highly recommend him for your event!
DJ StannDJ Stann
Thumbtack Customer
I will try to be concise and not ramble on about how AMAZING DJ Chris is!! I was presented with a few quotes when I was looking for a DJ for my son's birthday party. Chris stood out right away due to his professional communication, services offered and price. We spoke on the phone and I knew right away he was the BEST choice. I was not wrong! He showed up to our event early to make sure everything was set up perfectly! He kept the party pumping until the very end - everyone loved him and I've already been asked for his contact information for future events!! Chris is extremely professional, conscientious and hard working! You know up front what to expect, cost, etc. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone planning an event - small to large - DJ Chris is the way to go!! I will definitely use him again and again!! Thank you again Chris - everyone is still talking about what a great time they had at the party!
DJ IdlewildDJ Idlewild
Thumbtack Customer
I appreciate the Dj's willingness to accommodate me the way he did on such short notice. However, he didn't engage with the crowd much, nor did he say anything to get the party pumped up to dance. He played good music, very nice personality!
Big D Events and EntertainmentBig D Events and Entertainment
Karlie M.
Shawn at Four Star was top notch from start to finish. He is very professional, easy going, and right there to answer any questions every step of the way. I would recommend Four Star for anyone considering a DJ for their event. Thanks for everything. You made our wedding day special.
Four Star EntertainmentFour Star Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Amanda was so easy to work with and very accommodating. I had multiple guests tell me how good they thought she was and that she played a good mix of music. I can't think of anything she could have done better and will recommend her to any of my friends looking for a DJ.
Amac EntertainmentAmac Entertainment
Steven A.
DJ Jeff G was awesome! Very flexible in working with a formal military event and our constrained budget, great at working with venue staff for lighting and sound cues, and kept the party going after the formal portion of the military ball. Extremely satisfied by his performance, professionalism, and ability. Will absolutely use for future events.
DJ Jeff G / DJ McLovinDJ Jeff G / DJ McLovin
Thumbtack Customer
When we started our DJ search we found Amanda on Thumbtack, got a quote, and met her. After meeting her, we knew instantly that we wanted her as our DJ. She exceeded our expectations and did absolutely wonderful. She played the type of music we requested, and was incredibly flexible during the reception, as we had several last second changes during the event and she was always on her toes and willing to work with us. She was so great to work with, and was extremely quick to respond to questions we had leading up to the wedding and was extremely professional at the event as well. If you get a chance to work with Amanda, DO IT! You won't regret it at all. She was great, and i would recommend her to anyone.
Amac EntertainmentAmac Entertainment
Heather W.
Shaun dj and mc’d our wedding wonderfully and played music the crowd loved we had a phenomenal time! He was able to provide music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, lapel mic for our officiant and everything went so smooth. I will recommend over and over again! Thank you 4 star entertainment!
Four Star EntertainmentFour Star Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
We were very pleased with Chris. He was the DJ at our house. We had a birthday party for our 15 year old daughter and 50 of her friends. Chris made sure he knew the kids music, he came early to set up and the teens loved it!! They have dubbed it the best party ever! Thanks Chris.
DJ IdlewildDJ Idlewild
Angelo S.
My husband and I planned our wedding ourselves with very little help. All I could say about the DJ this agency set us up with has been nothing but good things. Cynthia was so sweet and professional. She made this whole process very easy and I have no complaints whatsoever! Thanks again for helping us go through this whole experience and it will be something I will never forget!
CG Weddings & EntertainmentCG Weddings & Entertainment
Justice A.
Everything was amazing and better than what I imagined! He was profesional and his work really shows excellent experience. I had a Mexican-American wedding and we had the music half Hispanic and half English songs, but the guest were liking more Hispanic music so he chose songs that everyone loved and we loved as well! If you are looking for someone that actually knows what they are doing, I would defiantly recommend him! I would rate 10,000 stars if I could. If I needed any dj for anything, I would hire him again. Thank you for your outstanding service and for making my big day and big hit!
Four Star EntertainmentFour Star Entertainment
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