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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 Franklin djs
Thumbtack Customer
Mickey was an outstanding DJ. He really helped make the event what it was. He was extremely helpful and his communication was fantastic. His response time to my emails was super quick and it helped me a lot. If your looking for a professional DJ choose Mickey! We will definitely be in touch.
DJ Mickey NightrainDJ Mickey Nightrain
Michelle C.
Todd was very professional to work with. He was responsive prior to the event and delivered a great DJ performance as promised!
T-Rocket productionsT-Rocket productions
Thumbtack Customer
Dj Don was amazing! We used him for a wedding in august 7th. We loved the fact you could watch the pictures his wife took play on a screen while we ate dinner and danced the night away. I would recommend him to anyone needing a dj. Absolutely amazing job.
DJ Don RaymondDJ Don Raymond
Tom M.
Paul was a fantastic DJ for our party of about 65 persons. He could not be friendlier, and he is very receptive to playing any type of music. He also worked well in helping a singer perform using his great audio equipment. One could not hire a better DJ in my opinion. Thanks, Paul.
Paul Gibson: DJ For PayPaul Gibson: DJ For Pay
Chris W.
Loved having DJ T-Rocket at our Daddy Daughter Dance! He’s a true professional and great to work with. Thank you, sir!!!
T-Rocket productionsT-Rocket productions
Carlee W.
DJ Rock Steady made our day so special and fun! He was very flexible, personable, and professional. He made sure our ceremony sound went smoothly, and that our dinner and reception music was exactly what we pictured. Highly recommend! All of our guests loved him as well!!
DJ Rock Steady/RRP Photo BoothDJ Rock Steady/RRP Photo Booth
Maddie H.
Khol was so awesome! He drove a few hours, in the pouring rain, to DJ at our reception. He even played some tunes for the little ones! Khol was incredibly responsive and really cared about what I wanted to hear at my reception. He was thoughtful and genuine. I highly recommend him! 😁
Khol Mentality Ent. (Dj Coley Cole)Khol Mentality Ent. (Dj Coley Cole)
Rhonda F.
Wow!! DJKB was a great addition to our 4th of July celebration! He was not only a great DJ who provided awesome entertainment but so polite and friendly!! Next time I will give you my address, Kenny 🤣😜😜 and I would highly recommend his services, as long as it’s not on the date of our party because we will be using him again!!
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