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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.

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 Philadelphia djs
David H.
I booked Dj Ajaxx for my family and friends day and it was awesome. I would definitely recommend booking this Dj.
Matt D.
DJ Joe was amazing! Multiple guests raved about DJ Joe and how great of a DJ he was! He kept our guests engaged, played all of our favorite music & was even up dancing along and showing the guests some line dances! DJ Joe is the life of the party! Thank you so much for everything! Matt & Jasmine
THE DJ JOE BENE -Professional DJ ServicesTHE DJ JOE BENE -Professional DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Kevy Kev performed for my 35th Year Family Reunion. DJ KEV was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!! My Family had a Great time, His mix of music was more than outstanding. Kept everything going and was Professional all the way. WE will always use DJ KEV for our events. Highly Recommend DJ KEVY KEV!!!!!!!!!
Dony m.
He was a great and amazing dj
Nykeema W.
Best dj hands down!
Joslyn B.
DJ Wah-Heed was great! We hired him to be the DJ for our annual awareness walk and all the participants loved him. Will hire again.
DJ Wah-HeedDJ Wah-Heed
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Kevy Kev was awesome! He was the DJ at our Vow Renewal and we all had a great time! He engaged the crowd and kept everything flowing! Our original DJ backed out 10 days before our event and we found DJ Kevy Kev thru thumbtack. He is extremely professional and he worked more in 10 days to make our night perfect then the other DJ did in the year we had our contract with him. We will hire DJ Kevy Kev for all our future events and recommend him to everyone we know. Thank you!!
Denise M.
The DJ made our event memorable
A to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJsA to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJs
Jess C.
Joe was great! Couldn’t of ask for a better dj
Big Island ProductionsBig Island Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Dj Kevy Kev is an awesome Dj . He hosted my baby shower a couple of weeks ago & he kept the guest moving. He knew all the right songs to play & he had an amazing personality. He was very helpful. I plan on using him again in the future.. Such a great Dj
Thumbtack Customer
DJ King Leo for life! This guy is the absolute man. He played great music for my event and was easy and fun to work with. No doubt I will be hitting DJ King Leo up in the near future for more events. Best DJ I've hired since I began planning events for my organization.
DJ King LeoDJ King Leo
Thumbtack Customer
If you need a Dj this is the guy to hire I know i will be
Georges Moving Cleaning CompanyGeorges Moving Cleaning Company
Thumbtack Customer
I hired DJ Kevy Kev's son, DJ Don Will, for a sweet 16 birthday party and was extremely satisfied with his DJ services. He arrived early for the party to setup and was very professional. He kept the guests on the dance floor through the entire party, especially because of his great song choices. I look forward to hiring him again for my next event.
Emmett M.
DJ YardII did an excellent job as our DJ for our birthday party that we had. He was there on time and ready to go when our party time started. Very pleasant and I would recommend him to others.
Thumbtack Customer
Oct 8th DJ KEVY KEV came and showed out my guest enjoyed every song he played!! I myself had a ball dance the entire time!! I will definitely be using DJ KEVY KEV again!! Very Professional!!
Thumbtack Customer
Ed was an amazing DJ for our September wedding! His website was super helpful and led to a seamless night. It's very evident that Ed loves what he does. He was dancing in his chair all night! Ed is an excellent DJ choice!
The Boss Groover DJThe Boss Groover DJ
Tyliah H.
My Daughter had an amazing time at her Birthday party thanks to DJ sdot
DJ sdotDJ sdot
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Randy Smooth was great! He was timely, professional and responded quickly to different forms of communication. He is as advertised smooth and it made the event more enjoyable with him there spinning the great tunes. Only downer was when he left and the music went bye bye! :) Thanks DJ Randy for your time & for livening up our event. Highly Recommended! Don't hesitate to hire this DJ he will make your event something to remember!
Smooth EntertainmentSmooth Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Rodger was the dj at my dauthers first birthday and did awesome job with the kids made the party that more fun for the kids played a get variety of music for the kids and adults. Thank you for everything. If we need a dj agsin would definitely use him again!
NJ Sings DJ Services, LLCNJ Sings DJ Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Professional prompt and accommodating. Awesome DJ. Captured the event well. Would definitely use again.
Laughing Out Loud ProductionsLaughing Out Loud Productions
Rashida W.
DJ Cam was wonderful as a DJ for my family reunion. He arrived early to the venue and was super accommodating with regards to our musical needs. He had every song that we requested. He kept the party lively and festive. I encourage everyone to consider him for their next event.
A to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJsA to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJs
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Perry did my wedding October 30, 2015, hands down the best DJ I have ever had at any event i went to or was in charge of. I will definitely be using him for all my future events. Thank you so much for a wonderful time!!
DJ Perry Angelozzi Event ServicesDJ Perry Angelozzi Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
Our wedding was simply amazing, just as DJ Perry Angelozzi had guaranteed. With leaving 90% of the music selection up to his choice; the night was outstanding and all of our guests enjoyed the evening. Throughout the evening, Perry continued to ensure that his music selection was top notch, by checking with us. The entire process was seamless and Perry was a consummate professional throughout the planning, coordinating, and execution of the night. This was the greatest night of our lives, and we commend DJ Perry Angelozzi for this. We would recommend DJ Perry Angelozzi for any & all events, and certainly not hesitate contracting him, should we require DJ services again. Thank you Perry! Jerry & Sharon Conboy
DJ Perry Angelozzi Event ServicesDJ Perry Angelozzi Event Services
Kay W.
Great experience! DJ SDot was on-time and his playlist was great. We appreciated how he was able to weave the songs we requested into the other songs he played. Would definitely work with DJ SDot again. Thanks so much for helping to make our event an incredible one!
DJ sdotDJ sdot
Darrell R.
This was a great experience. Excellent music selection and DJ was on time and very professional. I will be using his services again
No Stress Zone Entertainment LLCNo Stress Zone Entertainment LLC
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