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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 Raleigh djs
Sherry K.
We were impressed by DJ BossLady in our inquiry regarding DJ services.
DJ BossLadyDJ BossLady
Kathleen S.
Awesome DJ!!
Dj StormTrooper 421Dj StormTrooper 421
Dann R.
Awesome DJ - highly recommend!
Taurus DJsTaurus DJs
Thumbtack Customer
Dj James can relate with all age groups! He was DJ at my son's high school graduation party and managed to get all greatly entertained. He is great!
Dj SmooveDj Smoove
Will G.
Will was excellent. Everything we'd hope for in a professional DJ.
Simple SoundSimple Sound
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you dj complex for being so amazing! You are a fantastic dj and person! Thank you for making our wedding so wonderful! Hope to see you again soon!
DJ Complex Music ServicesDJ Complex Music Services
Catherine L.
Excellent! From the moment of introduction, through the first meeting, and event planning until the day of event - Complex the DJ was professional, knowledgeable, attentive and went above and beyond. We hired him for a wedding which was planned with many moving parts and when we needed to add elements, the can-do attitude, talent, expertise and knowledge of capturing the tone and vibe of our celebration by Complex the DJ, helped to make the day a tremendous success. I highly recommend Complex the DJ and he will be my go to DJ anytime I need a rockin' DJ to keep the party going with just the right blend of music for all to enjoy.
DJ Complex Music ServicesDJ Complex Music Services
Thumbtack Customer
Used for high school homecoming tailgate. Great DJ!
Dj SmooveDj Smoove
Margeaux A.
This DJ was fantastic and we will be using him for future events!
Moladic EntertainmentMoladic Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Great DJ! Had an awesome time and would highly recommend!
Dee Jay Bill Goolsby dba as DaddyDoRag DJ Produ...Dee Jay Bill Goolsby dba as DaddyDoRag DJ Produ...
Sherry K.
Very responsive, accommodating and professional in my inquiry for DJ services.
Dj StormTrooper 421Dj StormTrooper 421
Meredith A.
DJ Bill was great! He was prompt and brought everything he needed for his DJ setup. He was flexible with our space and very pleasant to work with. There were a couple of technical difficulties during the event, but Bill fixed them promptly and professionally.
Dee Jay Bill Goolsby dba as DaddyDoRag DJ Produ...Dee Jay Bill Goolsby dba as DaddyDoRag DJ Produ...
Clarence M.
DJ GUVENOR was amazing and working with Daniel was extremely easy and fun. HIGHLY recommended.
Perfect Event EntertainmentPerfect Event Entertainment
Chris a.
DJ Breez was very professional and courteous. He was quick to respond and was easy to work with.
DJ breezDJ breez
Ntshoko J.
DJ Big Ruff was a wonderful DJ to work with! He provided so provided us with a great package deal. He played what was requested and had an assistant who served as the MC for the evening, which was a plus. Thanks Orlando! Andre & Sho
Big Ruff EntertainmentBig Ruff Entertainment
Meg F.
DJ Storm Trooper helped us with our office Christmas party, they were great!
Dj StormTrooper 421Dj StormTrooper 421
Judy S.
DJ T-Nyce made our party so fun! I highly recommend him. He went above and beyond even helping us after the event was over. Everyone said they had a great time! We are grateful to DJ T-Nyce!
DJ T-NyceDJ T-Nyce
Thumbtack Customer
What a fun, memorable party........ all thanks to DJ Rich! To my great fortune, he was able to accept my party request with very short notice. I had no idea at the time just how lucky I was to snag him for my husband’s surprise 40th birthday party. He surpassed all expectations, worked with my very last minute and diverse playlist requests, remained in contact with me all the way up to the day of the party, was on time, flexible regarding his alloted space to DJ, very professional, and read the crowd perfectly to determine what would keep people moving. If you are looking for a reliable, professional, and exceptional DJ, I highly recommend Rishawn Richardson, aka DJ Rich! Thanks again DJ Rich for making my husband’s surprise birthday party a huge success – you rock!
Rich EntertainmentRich Entertainment
Ben C.
We have hired DJ BossLady for our wedding in February. So far, DJ BossLady has made planning a breeze, including specialized request links for our wedding website! We can’t wait to hear her skills in action on our Big Day.
DJ BossLadyDJ BossLady
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Shannon was INCREDIBLE! We threw a going away party for my son who is leaving for college this week. I gave DJ Shannon very late notice about the party, yet he was flexible and eager to help me make this happen. His prices are more than fair. We have 30-40 teenagers between 15-19 years old and they all danced the night away. Several said he was the best DJ ever (pretty good considering all the school dances & parties they've attended with DJ's). Not only was he excellent at his job, he could not have been kinder! He interacted in such a positive way with both the adults and the teenagers. I am looking forward to my next big event so that I can hire him again. I truly won't ever consider any other DJ, I can't imagine anyone better. Thanks DJ Shannon for making my son's party and send off such a memorable one!
ShanSound Entertainment, LLCShanSound Entertainment, LLC
Chandler W.
DJ Sands played music for our office holiday party and did an excellent job! He was on time (early even), professional, and when something out of his control went wrong with his music, he was calm and had a quick solution that did not affect the part at all. He even played music during dinner without us asking him to! I would definitely recommend DJ Sands to anyone out there looking for a professional and friendly DJ.
Sands Mobile EntertainmentSands Mobile Entertainment
Allison B.
DJ Complex was very professional and did excellent job with music selection. He kept our guests on the floor and saw to it that people really enjoyed themselves. We had some confusion with initial setup but it was corrected in a professional manner. I look forward to working with DJ Complex in the future.
DJ Complex Music ServicesDJ Complex Music Services
Kasey O.
DJ Stormtrooper was amazing! We had the best time at our party. They managed all of our requests and made sure we didn’t worry so we could focus on having fun! Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ. Thank you so much for a memorable evening!
Dj StormTrooper 421Dj StormTrooper 421
Reeo E.
After dealing with four other DJ's, we decided to use Glory Productions. They started and ended very professional.
Glory Productions d/b/a Music UnlimitedGlory Productions d/b/a Music Unlimited
Thumbtack Customer
Bill was such a great DJ! He was so nice and had a great variety of music. I will definitely have him for a future event.
Dee Jay Bill Goolsby dba as DaddyDoRag DJ Produ...Dee Jay Bill Goolsby dba as DaddyDoRag DJ Produ...
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