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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 Austin djs
Mallory R.
Dj was a hit!
DJ StashDJ Stash
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Livewire did a great job and I would recommend him or any event that requires good music and a genuinely kind DJ
Livewire Music ExpressLivewire Music Express
Thumbtack Customer
awesome dj!nice experience! the best!
AMX EventsAMX Events
Andoni A.
Amazing DJ! Would highly recommend.
Upbeat Music ServiceUpbeat Music Service
Mary R.
My company hired this DJ to host our annual Christmas fundraiser event and we had a terrible experience. We booked and paid for the services 3 months in advance. I provided clear instruction that parking would NOT be provided by the venue. Two weeks before the event I checked in and was informed he changed the DJ on us and did not provide any contact information for the new DJ. Needless to say the DJ was changed twice. The 3rd DJ showed up 15 to 20 min AFTER our event started. He was actually carrying in equipment THRU the crowd. He left the DJ booth several times during the event due to parking issues. Worst of all is each time he left during the event the music would stop. They didn't have batteries for the mic so we can to stand very close to the DJ booth to make our announcements. I was very dissatisfied with the experience I had with this DJ. This is unfortunate because he did provide a price break and we were hoping to avoid the annual headache of shopping for a new DJ for our event.
The Party MixerThe Party Mixer
Thumbtack Customer
JJ was a good DJ did all we ask and more made sure we he played every thang we wanted and kept the mood great cold not ask for a better DJ.
Essen Entertainment  "Named #1 Event Service Pr...Essen Entertainment "Named #1 Event Service Pr...
Dante R.
Michael was the DJ at my birthday party and did an excellent job! His choice of music was great and he was professional and very nice. I Would definitely have him be the DJ of other future events.
DJ the MoodDJ the Mood
Shaun C.
We used DJ enCore for my daughter's wedding. DJ enCore was professional, punctual, and very responsive to inquiries in all forms. The price was very competitive, and I would definitely hire him again.
DJ enCore LLCDJ enCore LLC
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Menyo spent almost an hour setting up equipment on the upper deck of a cruise ship. He is friendly and dedicated to his craft, I would highly suggest him as a top notch DJ
DJ Men-Yo EntertainmentDJ Men-Yo Entertainment
Christy F.
DJ encore was great!!! We will definitely book him again.
DJ enCore LLCDJ enCore LLC
Breanna J.
Best Hip hop/R&B DJ in the Austin area !
In Fokus EntertainmentIn Fokus Entertainment
Alli D.
SO AMAZING!!! best dj i have ever seen/heard!!!!
DJ PepppDJ Peppp
Thumbtack Customer
He was AMAZING!! He was very professional and was everything we needed in a DJ. If he didn't have a song someone requested he would try to download it so he could play it. I could not have asked for a better DJ!!
JRCL Professional DJ ServicesJRCL Professional DJ Services
Brianna S.
DJ Rio did a really great job for the event. Great range of music.
DJ Rio EntertainmentDJ Rio Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Alex was great! He played most if not all of the songs I had recommended and kept all the songs clean as requested. Essen Entertainment made booking a DJ and photo booth incredibly easy. I would definitely hire them again.
Essen Entertainment  "Named #1 Event Service Pr...Essen Entertainment "Named #1 Event Service Pr...
DJ J.
He’s the type of dj that adds value to your event. He’s responsive and takes ownership!
DJ enCore LLCDJ enCore LLC
Barrett T.
Great music and easy to work with! Everyone at the wedding had a blast and the DJ was very easygoing.
GGC ProductionsGGC Productions
David D.
Ivan the DJ was always focused and waiting on my every look to move into the next phase!!
Essen Entertainment  "Named #1 Event Service Pr...Essen Entertainment "Named #1 Event Service Pr...
Thumbtack Customer
Jason was absolutely great! I was very apprehensive about hiring a DJ... I had too many experiences with tacky DJs or ones that wouldn't listen to the guests. It was the one thing about my wedding that I was really, REALLY picky about. Jason delivered! He listened to what I wanted and turned that into a wonderful reception. The photo booth was awesome and the pictures were hilarious. I would definitely have Jason DJ any event again!
CPR Mobile DJsCPR Mobile DJs
Garrett S.
DJ Night Crawler was awesome! He did a great job for my daughter’s sweet 16!
DJ NightCrawlerDJ NightCrawler
Thomas O.
DJ PtchBlaq provided DJ services for our wedding. In addition to handling the reception and cocktail music, he also helped mic our officiant for the ceremony. He was extremely easy to work with. Very professional. And, it seemed like his library of music didn't lack one song.
DJ PtchBlaqDJ PtchBlaq
Emmellia M.
DJ Encore was very professional and provided a customized playlist for our sophisticated and corporate audience. He completely catered to our style and made an appropriate playlist for the setting. He was self sufficient and reliable. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for an awesome DJ!
DJ enCore LLCDJ enCore LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Essen Entertainment paired us with DJ Brian Ring for our wedding and we could not possibly put into words how satisfied and thankful we are for choosing Essen. Brian was more than accommodating to our requests and ran the entire evening beautifully. If you're looking for a wedding DJ there is not better choice!
Essen Entertainment  "Named #1 Event Service Pr...Essen Entertainment "Named #1 Event Service Pr...
Paula W.
The kids really enjoyed DJ PtchBlaq. He was very professional and was quick to respond with any questions I had.
DJ PtchBlaqDJ PtchBlaq
Jenny J.
Can’t go wrong working with DJ enCore! We had a great experience from the first contact to the venue👏👏
DJ enCore LLCDJ enCore LLC
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