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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 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 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 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.

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 Johnson City djs
Thumbtack Customer
What a awesome gentleman he saved my daughter's wedding the week of the wedding another that we initially hired never showed. Modern outlaw DJ Services showed he MC the event he had a variety of music are event was country so he even came out to the dance floor and showed us some line dancing we had the best time! Thank you again Brett!
Modern Day Outlaw DJ ServicesModern Day Outlaw DJ Services
Lauren G.
I can't say enough about J. Pierce Productions DJ service for my wedding. He was extremely responsive during the whole process starting with the initial quote through to the end. He came to the rehearsal and showed up early for the wedding to make sure everything was perfect. The sound quality of his equipment was amazing and he knew just what to play to keep the party going at the reception. He mad sure to have all of my requested songs and he had some great ideas for the flow of the reception. All of my guests were impressed and I am so glad I chose his services!
J. Pierce ProductionsJ. Pierce Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Dave MADE this wedding! From the get-go, he's been extremely flexible and accomodating, and very warm and helpful. When we had to relocate, he offered to help us find a new venue; and he helped advise us on all the details of the wedding, including the menu and the order or events. I wanted "You Make Me Feel So Young" for my bridal procession. He expressed that it may be difficult to make it work on piano, but that he would figure it out. As I was about to enter, I hear him playing my song, saloon-style. It was perfect! He kept things fun throughout the night and played all the music we asked him to play, and at the end of it all, we could not possibly have been any happier. THIS is your DJ.
MusicbyDavep. DJ and Officiating ServicesMusicbyDavep. DJ and Officiating Services
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