How much does a DJ cost?

Usually one of the first questions we get asked at AAA Disc Jockeys is — "How much do you charge?"

Understandably price is a strong factor in a person's mind when considering an entertainer for hire. Remember that the music entertainment is one of the most important elements to a successful wedding reception, dance, or corporate event.

Unfortunately, the DJ is often the last service chosen after much of the budget is spent on the venue, food & beverage and event decor. This backwards planning often forces organizers to shop for the a DJ at cheapest possible price. Many people will pay more for a cake, flower arrangements, or even a veggie tray than they will for the most crucial ingredient of the party — the music.

The DJ that you select will be taking on the responsibility for as much as 80% of the success of your party and often gets paid less than 3% of the total budget, (based on a US average wedding cost of $25,000, 3% would equal $750.00). But if that DJ is a poor entertainer, or even worse a no-show, you've just wasted your entire investment, not just the 3 percent.

You DO get what you pay for. . .

AAA Disc Jockeys delivers the experience, dependability, professional equipment, and the knowledge to select the music that will make your event entertaining and memorable.

Please call us if you have any questions. We will be glad to help you. It is a privilege to be included in your event and we take pride in helping you enhance that memorable occasion.

Pricing factors to consider

When calling us for a price quote be prepared to discuss several factors:

How long is the event?  

Most events we play are 3 to 4 hours long and some are longer.

Where is the event?  

Longer travel distances make for slightly higher prices.

What is the date of the event?  

Prices can be significantly lower during off-peak months and days of the week. (off-peak is Sun-Thur. and the months of Jan., Feb. Mar. and July, excluding holiday events)

What is the size of the event?  

Will we be providing a large sound system and lighting show for 1,000 people in a gymnasium or a regular sound system with no lights in a small community center?