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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 Columbus djs
Clementine B.
Awesome DJ
Aye DizzleAye Dizzle
Dauane L.
I had the pleasure of talking to this DJ, he was very knowledgeable about the art of Djing and his price for what i wanted him to Dj for was reasonable.. Unfortunately and fortunately i found a DJ through my cousin who i went with, he gave me a discount in price only because he grew up with my cousin, if it wasnt for that i would have went with this DJ
DJ,SAXOPHONIST,*****************KAROAKE ,LIGHTSDJ,SAXOPHONIST,*****************KAROAKE ,LIGHTS
Golden A.
Great DJ for my Daughters Graduation
Beatbanguz EntertainmentBeatbanguz Entertainment
Deanna L.
DJ Bob did awesome, everyone at the party enjoyed the variety of music.
DJ Exit ZeroDJ Exit Zero
Angela B.
Kelvin Is a wonderful Dj! He did a great job at our wedding.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Sadler K.
DJ JT was an absolute pleasure to have at our wedding. He was extraordinarily professional in every way and did a great job of keeping the party moving during the reception. He also did a great job of keeping the focus on us and our guests which is exactly what you want in a wedding DJ. We couldn’t have been more satisfied with his work. Thanks DJ JT Burcham!
DJ JT BurchamDJ JT Burcham
Cornel P.
Corporate event: DJ was there early on the correct day, brought equipment as promised, played music that was requested and even played sax solo extremely well. He did a great job as a DJ and as a musician - all for a reasonable price! Strongly recommended.
DJ,SAXOPHONIST,*****************KAROAKE ,LIGHTSDJ,SAXOPHONIST,*****************KAROAKE ,LIGHTS
Thumbtack Customer
Rick was Awesome, our military boys just loved him it was our pleasure to have him as the DJ for our 4th of July bash we will be using him again for any and all our DJ needs. Outstanding job Rick.. hoooahhh!!!
All The Rave DJ ServiceAll The Rave DJ Service
Mars O.
Jerry is the best DJ in town. Would using him again in the future. Very reliable.
DJ,SAXOPHONIST,*****************KAROAKE ,LIGHTSDJ,SAXOPHONIST,*****************KAROAKE ,LIGHTS
Nolan H.
DJ HooQs dj'ed our wedding. Let me tell you, this guy is legit. He was super responsive, arrived early, asked us questions that even we didn't think of, the equipment was so nice and current, the lighting was everything we wanted, and he played every song we requested and then some. I can not express in this review how satisfied we were with his services. Let me put it this way, if I ever need a DJ again, for ANY reason, I would call DJ HooQs, time and time again! Thank you DJ HooQs for making our special day, perfect!
DJ HooQsDJ HooQs
Magalie B.
Very excited to have Kelvin DJ our wedding! Met with him and was very professional, friendly, and organized.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Allison Z.
Amazing!!! DJ Bob is so great! Super helpful and made our day so much fun!
DJ Exit ZeroDJ Exit Zero
Karen L.
My husband and I got married last weekend and used Kelvin's services for the reception. We could not be happier with the services that were provided Kelvin and DJ Mocha were absolutely great. We even had a Zoom meeting before the wedding to discuss any questions or concerns. We were a little worried that guests would not want to dance but DJ Mocha picked the best songs to get people moving! If you are looking for a DJ for a great value and amazing professionalism then look no further than Heart Beat Music!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Steve was awesome! Great light show, tons of songs. And gave us a great deal!! Thanks Steve!
DJ Steppenwolf....Music of the night..DJ Steppenwolf....Music of the night..
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Charlo DJd for our wedding a few weeks ago, and we couldn't be happier with his service. He did our ceremony and reception music- everything was perfect! He was a professional and reliable DJ, but also very personable and fun to work with. We gave him our wedding timeline and he helped tremendously to keep things moving and on time throughout the night, which was extremely helpful for us. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a professional, outgoing, and reasonably priced DJ... thanks again!
DJ Charlo Professional DJ ServicesDJ Charlo Professional DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jim and his wife were the dj service at my wedding in August of 2016. They were both so amazing . Jim is very organized and keeps things on track. They are both great people to work with and I would recommended them for any dj service. they worked with the photographers to make sure they got the right picture and they knew what was going on.
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
I had kenneth dj our daugher's sweet 16 party and i all I can say is he was outstanding he went above and beyond to make everybody at our party including our daughter have the best time ever. I would definitely recommend him to everyone and if I ever need a DJ again I would definitely use him. He was wonderful and kept the party going he played every song that was requested and everybody just had a blast thanks to him. So if you need a dj he is the one!!
Kenneth A. Young  - Pro Mobile Event DJKenneth A. Young - Pro Mobile Event DJ
Jessica H.
Excellent, professional, and fun DJ for our nonprofit event! Timely, upbeat, and worked with our event needs. Would definitely book again and highly recommend.
The Boss Groover DJThe Boss Groover DJ
Thumbtack Customer
Drew was amazing with over 150 high schoolers at a party we hosted in our backyard. The kids all said he was the best DJ! Highly recommend Drew
Drew Hanson's Global Vision EntertainmentDrew Hanson's Global Vision Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Everything was perfect at my wedding. He did a wonderful job and I would most definitely recommend his services and use him as a DJ again myself!!
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Karolanne R.
DJ JT did an amazing job with the music at my wedding reception and did a great job getting everyone involved and dancing. I would highly recommend him!
DJ JT BurchamDJ JT Burcham
Ron T.
The communication between Heart Beat Music and I was very good. I provided a list of songs, and by that list Kelvin provided the perfect DJ for the party. DJ Chaunta was on time, professional, and willing to play anything anyone asked of her. She made our grand nieces 18th birthday a hit. For the price, the music, communication, professionalism, and all around nice people, you can't beat Heart Beat Music. Thank you!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Mindy N.
Dion was great to communicate with and I am pretty sure he would do an amazing job. My company went a different route and did not hire a DJ for our event.
DJ Charlo Professional DJ ServicesDJ Charlo Professional DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
This was hands down one of the best DJs my company has used for the most reasonable price. Very interactive and lots of energy! Thanks again for being part of our big event!
Sweetbeats Entertainment Snap Happy Photo BoothSweetbeats Entertainment Snap Happy Photo Booth
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Williams arrived early and did a fantastic job! His work was wonderful and as a result there were multiple requests for his information from vendors who would like to have him DJ their events- private and professional.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
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