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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 Lakewood djs
Federica P.
We hired 8-Ball Entertainment for our Middle School Halloween dance. The DJ made a point to meet with the students days before the dance to explain what kind of experience they would have and how it was going to be different than what they probably had in the past. He explained that he would play music club-style (clean music for young kids of course), mixing songs, he even had a student dance to some sample songs! He asked them which songs they definitely wanted to hear, and which songs should not be played, and that he would then play a variety of music in between. He asked about the cultural composition of the student body, to play music from their culture. I definitely appreciated that type of sensitivity (he even played Italian music for me, the dance planner). The day of the dance he was there hours ahead of time to set up, sound check, he is definitely a professional. During the dance, as usual in middle school, some kids danced until the last song, some just ran around the whole time. We had an after dance survey for the kids, some said the dance floor was the best thing, some said it was too loud and that they wanted older songs; that's so funny, because others complained about the older songs played before! The DJ couldn't play some of the songs requested by the kids because of the school's Wi-Fi restrictions, so that might have influenced some kids' responses. I'm sure some aspects could be discussed and tailored to the younger crowd needs, but overall I appreciate his professionalism and involvement with the students.
8-Ball Entertainment8-Ball Entertainment
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