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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.

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 Albuquerque djs
Kenneth T.
We were pleased to do Business with DJ Sider. A+ in all areas. Will continue to do Business with DJ Sider. Highly Recommended! Thank you for you services DJ Sider!!
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Rochelle M.
DJ Sider was prompt, friendly, reasonably priced and played a perfect mix of music we wanted. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a DJ.
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Suzanna L.
Amazing DJ. Incredibly friendly and helpful!
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Natalie M.
Awesome DJ, really made the event!
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Cecilia P.
The DJ was very friendly and got the job done.
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Don M.
DJ Sider took care of our staff. He was able to find every song, and helped to make our event fantastic. I would suggest him for anyone looking for a DJ/Karaoke. Great job.
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Thumbtack Customer
Awesome dj, played everything we requested and went along with events of our wedding very well! Was on time and kept track of everything probably the best dj I've seen or had work for any of our events
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Colleen M.
DJ Sider did a great job! Everyone enjoyed the music and karaoke.
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Ricardo C.
DJ Sider was awesome. Responsive, accommodating, and great at ensuring our party flowed effectively.
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Thumbtack Customer
DJ Sider hosted an event in our lounge last night and he did a fantastic job. We received many compliments on our DJ from the staff and guests. The sound guy had great things to say about him as well. DJ Sider is very professional and friendly. He was extremely interactive with the crowd and we are looking forward to having him back every week! Jennifer Todisco Director of Bar Operations Casino at the Downs
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Kelli B.
DJ Sider was punctual at both the consult as well as the day of the party. He was respectful and professional, also. My son's birthday dance party was a HIT! Great time was had by all the kids. Hire DJ SIDER if you want great music at your next party!
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Thumbtack Customer
We were in need of a DJ for a private event. Sider was very helpful before and made the process of selecting a DJ very easy. His music was great and he totally made our night. He was great with all our guests and they really like him also. I would gladly recommend Sider and Sounds Good To Me for any event. Thank you Sider for all the help and for great service! Your our DJ for any future events!
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Willie W.
The DJ did show up on time, played the appropriate music, and it made the whole party fun for everyone.
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Leigh E.
Great DJ! Would definitely book again. Made my son's 11th birthday party the best yet.
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Melissa J.
We had a low key graduation party in an outside venue. A Class Act Professional DJ Services was wonderful and professional.
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Desiree C.
I would highly recommend DJ Sider!! My son's graduation party was a great time because our DJ kept the party going with his great selection of music and fun lights and fog machine. His price was unbeatable, very friendly and easy to communicate our needs. I will use him for any other event I will have!!
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Phillip C.
I would say that 4 1/2 stars at the least only because The wiring issue during the ceremony made the sound not as clear as maybe it should have been. The DJ was very cordial and had it not been for the time of dinner service to figure out the issue, it would have been a bust. The DJ said he had a couple of bad cable issues, once that was cleared the rest of the evening went without a hitch. Some of the conversation from the other attendees was that the DJ talked too much or something but that was just hear say I never heard it myself.
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Jenae G.
Dj Sider was awesome and was a perfect fit for my event! His music was great and most of all we loved how people friendly he is! Our guests loved him! He's definitely a 5 star DJ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I would gladly recommend his service to anyone! Thanks Sider for all the help and making our event great!!
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Regina T.
Dj Sider is Very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. He was very accommodating to what we were looking for in our wedding ceremony and reception. He was there to help us with any questions or concerns we had. He was absolutely wonderful. Thank you Dj Sider for helping us with our wedding! You are amazing at what you do. Gina and Tony
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Melissa E.
DJ Sider was such a huge contribution to our event! I couldn't be happier with my decision to hire him. He was quick to respond to our questions, VERY professional, reasonable in price, he had everything we wanted and then some!!! He got the crowd going and I don't think there was a single person sitting on the dance floor during the entire time he played. He selected the perfect music, even though I wasn't quite sure about what music I wanted him to play. The crowd had variations in music preferences and there were many age differences. I have more events coming up and I have no doubt about who will be our DJ. If I could rate DJ Sider higher than 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, he would get them!! Thank you DJ Sider! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon 😀 🎶 🔊 🎧
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Peggy G.
Peter was fantastic. We hired him to DJ our daughter's wedding and he was able to read the crowd and play a variety of music that kept our guests dancing song after song. Everyone had a wonderful time. He was very professional, on time, and so accommodating to our requests. The value for his services is so worth it. I highly recommend Peter for any event where DJ services are desired.
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Jaimi B.
DJ Sider was amazing and did such a great job at our ceremony and reception! Would 100% recommend him! He always responded to any of my questions and concerns and we all had an amazing time!
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Thumbtack Customer
Nothing could have been better. He had to deal with inclement weather on his initial arrival and just handled it, didn't panic or anything. Everyone thought he was just fabulous - not just as a DJ but as a person.
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Amanda G.
Dj Sider was amazing at our wedding last night! He made the party fun and interactive. He had no issue with last minute changes and read the audience well for the type of music we wanted. I would highly recommend him!
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Danielle B.
Thank you soo much DJ Sider! He was excellent and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him! He really helped make our wedding day that much more amazing and fun! All of guests really enjoyed themselves :)
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