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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.

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?

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. 

Reviews for Pittsburgh djs
Tori S.
I used Sonic Spectrum Dj Service for my wedding. The Dj was amazing. He did an amazing job and is very reasonably priced
Sonic Spectrum DJ ServiceSonic Spectrum DJ Service
Rayssa C.
DJ Rambo is 100% reliable, professional & an amazing DJ!! He played just the right music for the younger crowd as well as for the older crowd. Everyone absolutely loved him. I would definitely hire him again.
DJ Rambo (PA)DJ Rambo (PA)
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent DJ, catered to our day, dressed nice, played great music and was very nice
Irene D.
DJ Rambo was a great choice. He was very professional & truly loved working with the kids at my son's birthday party.
DJ Rambo (PA)DJ Rambo (PA)
Thumbtack Customer
Jay was great. Easy to work with, a great entertainer, and always smiling. You can tell he really enjoys his job and pleasing his customer. Great dj as well, he can cater to anyone's music choices or liking. He is the best and we hope he can dj another event for us in the future!!
DJ Rambo (PA)DJ Rambo (PA)
Taylor M.
Our experience with DJ Kelvin was phenomenal! He and his staff were very responsive leading up to the event. They answered all of our questions and accommodated our requests in a timely manner. The night of the event, once DJ Kelvin got everyone up and dancing, the party never stopped. It was a lot of fun and he brought the perfect energy to the event.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Jared W.
DJ-Tone was extremely easy to work with, very personable and professional, and totally delivered on rocking our wedding reception! From the very beginning of planning everything, Tony was extremely professional, well organized, and gave us great recommendations on how to plan the reception events, song order, etc. Everyone really enjoyed the music selection and the MC/DJ coordination was right on target! Duane the MC was super helpful and kept the reception on schedule. They both helped everything run very smoothly and I would definitely highly recommend Tony for any DJ-entertainment need. Thanks Tony!!
Thumbtack Customer
Carroll DJ's were exceptional at our event. They were open to song suggestions, and the technology was top notch. Very happy with their contributions to the night and would love to hire them again.
Carroll DJ ServicesCarroll DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Dino was our DJ for our reception at the LeMont. He played great music for our guests during cocktail hour and dinner and kept our guests dancing until midnight. He played everything we asked and also what our guests requested. He was flexible with start and end times as well. He was great at mixing the songs together which kept everyone dancing all night. Such a great and nice guy to work with!
Jalyssa E.
We needed a DJ at the last minute and he was very willing to work with us. He was a great Emcee for our event and played acceptable music that made sure everyone had fun.
Steel Millz EntertainmentSteel Millz Entertainment
Amber N.
We hired Kim for our wedding and I don't think we could've found a better DJ! She is very helpful and responsive. Keep your stress levels down and hire someone like Kim!!
KAG EntertainmentKAG Entertainment
Ashley A.
Rob was absolutely amazing!! More than a DJ, he handled everything, and kept the evening moving along. He also incorporated our unconventional mix of music perfectly! I would recommend him to everyone
Robert WingerRobert Winger
Thumbtack Customer
I just had one phone call with Ralph and I loved him. He was professional yet polite a d his rates are honest rates. I'd recommend him to anyone needing a quality Dj
DJ funDJ fun
Melanie J.
Laurel helped make everything perfect for us ! Our flowers were beautiful and she made our reception look flawless ! The DJ also kept everyone dancing all night which is what we wanted ! Thank you so much !!!
Keystone Entertainment &  EventsKeystone Entertainment & Events
Thumbtack Customer
Nico was DJ for my wedding on 10/17/2015. He worked well with me and the other vendors, we also had a jazz band perform. The wedding went off and the way my husband and I had plan. Everyone enjoyed themselves.
Nico's DJ ServicesNico's DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
He did an amazing job with our wedding! Perfect blend of music! All my friends and family were dancing together to music from all different genres and decades! Could not have asked for a better DJ! Thanks a million Tracy!! Amanda and Dan James!!
Entertainment ToniteEntertainment Tonite
Tracy S.
Laurel was a pleasure to work with. She DJ our school fundraiser with rave reviews! Laurel was professional, prompt and energetic. She was easy to work with and added so much value to our event. Will certainly recommend her services for both business and personal events. Thanks so much Laurel!
Keystone Entertainment &  EventsKeystone Entertainment & Events
Mariah m.
Great guy to work with. Truly wants you to have a good wedding at a low cost. Weddings are so expensive and so are DJs. He charges a fair amount for the great job he does. Everything went smoothly and I'm extremely satisfied with how he did! Definitely recommend this guy!
Sonic Spectrum DJ ServiceSonic Spectrum DJ Service
Sharon M.
DJ Blair was an outstanding professional with equipment to spare! I could have checked all the boxes on this guy, because he was that good! He answered right away whenever I called, asked for clarification on the music as needed, and did so much more than I expected him to do. He was reasonably priced, a complete gentleman and even helped with set up since he was already set up when I arrived! He coordinated with my dance impressionist, which made for a perfect birthday for me. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat! I recommended him for a friend's upcoming wedding too, since they were at my party, loved the music and asked! Thanks DJ BLair! You were all that!
Blair’s EntertainmentBlair’s Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleased with David was early set up was ready to go & he was more than willing to play everything my 75 year old aunt requested to all the new songs my daughter & her friends wanted. Very pleased with his services & going to recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ. I can't think of anything David could improve on!!
Onfire MusikOnfire Musik
Chelsea C.
DJ Rob will be DJing at my wedding in September and I am SO excited to work with him! He has responded quickly and professionally and has been such a comfort at every turn! The music at our wedding is super important to both my fiancé and I, and because of how helpful Rob has been already, I just know it is going to exceed my expectations.
Robert WingerRobert Winger
Lisa S.
DJ Steelmillz was fantastic. He respected my requests. Started promptly on time and played music till the very end. There were a couple requests from guests and he honored those too. The best surprise was a parting gift , which was so awesome and unanticipated. I won’t let the surprise out, but you will be thrilled to work with him. He made the party extra special. Thanks for making my day super special.
Steel Millz EntertainmentSteel Millz Entertainment
Alicia R.
We reserved Todd's company for my grandmother's 90th birthday party in March. It was a fantastic event. The music Todd played was current, but he also played all the genres we requested as well as songs we requested. He also allowed us to use the mic when we needed to which was awesome. I would recommend his company for any DJ services needed. He was professional and the prices are excellent. Thanks for making our event spectacular!!
Music 2 Your EarsMusic 2 Your Ears
Kimberly was an excellent choice of DJ for my husbands retirement party. She set up ahead of time and made sure she had all the particulars. Kimberly was fun and engaging with the party and took changes in stride. We gave her a list of music ahead of time and she was prepared and played our requests... even went on a search for one song that we couldn't locate. Her set up is simple and helpful in setting the tone for dancing including her dance floor lighting. We'd hire her again in heartbeat and highly recommend her.
KAG EntertainmentKAG Entertainment
Christina h.
Kelvin is THE BEST! First off, we had to find a new DJ 10 days before our wedding, and thankfully Kelvin had a cancellation and was able to take us on as a client. He was so quick to reply to our request and send out a very reasonable quote. Most people wanted to try to take advantage of our situation by charging us a crazy fee, but Kelvin didn't do that to us at all. Second, we had to find a new VENUE 5 days before the wedding, and Kelvin could not have been better at managing the change. Given our limited window, we conducted all our business over the phone and email, which after speaking with Kelvin, didn't make me nervous at all. Our day ran so smoothly, and Kelvin was so easy going and able to adjust to any change we threw at him, and help solve problems that came up due to the venue change. He had such a good vibe about him, and was able to read the crowd with music and accommodate requests. Everyone had such a blast, and I can honestly say that I don't think there was a single moment that the dance floor was empty. Not only was he a great DJ, I really got the feel from him that he is just overall a great person. I highly recommend him for any event you are hosting!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
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