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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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 Columbus djs
Clementine B.
Awesome DJ
Aye DizzleAye Dizzle
Emily R.
Mauri was an awesome DJ for our wedding day! He was everything we asked for and more! If you are looking for a DJ with a reasonable price and great quality as well as friendly, Mauri is the right DJ for you and I would 10/10 recommend!
Nhevi R.
DJ Andre did an AMAZING job!! His responsiveness is perfect and is extremely accommodating to you! I’ve never met a DJ that actually connects with you and the specific event you are throwing. If you are having troubles with finding the perfect, don’t even hesitate booking him! Will forever recommend DJ Andre! Thank you so so much for everything and helping when needed!
DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.
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
Alexis l.
DJ Andre was amazing to work with. From the start he was very responsive. We had a last minute change and needed to book a DJ a week before the party. So happy that led us to Andre. Extremely recommend working with him. The vibe was perfect!
DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.
Destiny w.
Best DJ ever I had a cancellation with my first DJ and I found him literally the day before the wedding and he was the best choice ever made especially with the price and last minute request definitely will book him again for further events in the future
DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.
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
Megan M.
Dj was flexible. Friendly and music was spot on for the crowd. Thank you for providing a great time for my family and I.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
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
Jay T.
Nothing but good things to say about DJ Andre. Top tier quality service from start to finish. He's definitely a master of his craft and we could've hoped for a better experience on our wedding day. Do yourselves a favor and book with him, you won't be disappointed. Thanks for everything DJ Andre!
DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.
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
Thumbtack Customer
Jordan did an amazing job as our wedding DJ! He's very good at going with the flow and making last minute adjustments as needed.
Pro Art Music LLCPro Art Music LLC
Aneice W.
DJ Legit did a FANTASTIC job at my daughter's ceremony. He was SPECTACULAR ar following the flow of my ceremony. He went above & beyond the call of duty. He is EXCEPTIONAL at reading the room & keeping the entire atmosphere in a celebratory mood. All of my guest loved him & they spent a significant time complimenting his PHENOMENAL skill-set. DJ Legit is both a personal & professional gift. I am very grateful I hired him. He helped to make a very sensitive situation bearable. I plan to hire DJ Legit for EVERY event I have in the future.
Anthony M.
DJ Andre was extremely professional and took all requests for the party. He also kept the music at a good volume that was comfortable for the venue and it's patrons.
DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.DJ Andre Productions L.L.C.
Michelle L.
He did an amazing job. Would highly recommend for your next party. Music was on point and everyone at the party raved about how professional the DJ was.
Simple Change Productions LLC.Simple Change Productions LLC.
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
Casey F.
Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ for our wedding!!! Ceremony music went perfectly, and he kept the party going all night long!!! Worth every penny!!!!
Wita EntertainmentWita Entertainment
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
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
Dwayne H.
I really appreciate the selection of music and how professional the dj was. I would recommend using your service again.and i will pass this on to my friends and family members. Sincerely thanks for everything.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Sienna B.
DJ Legit was absolutely amazing. The flow of every song from beginning to end was to perfection! I will definitely call him for every event I have in the future and will recommend him to everyone I know!
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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