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Top 10 djs in Arlington, VA

Clients agree: these Arlington djs are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Futuro

Futuro

5.0Exceptional(6)
8 hires on Fash
33+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Dawn M. says, "Jaime played for our outdoor Pickleball tournament and provided a great atmosphere for playing. We sang along, danced along, and really enjoyed the day! It was so much better having Jaime and his music - he made it fun!!" Read more
Royal Fam DJs

Royal Fam DJs

5.0(3)
19+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Carlton S. says, "I hired RoyalFam DJ  company for my birthday/housewarming party and Bigcee was amazing!!!  From the beginning we connected and he did not disappoint.  BigCee was professional throughout the process and went above and beyond to help us make decisions on what we needed.  He exceeded my expectations and the price was more than fair. My guests raved about the DJ and to this day keep reminding me the music was so on point. He switched off with another  DJ to give us some EDM, Pop, and Underground  hip-hop at one point during the  event.  Bigcee and his other  DJ read the crowd and played accordingly.  I will definitely use them again and HIGHLY recommend him for your event." Read more
First Dance Entertainment

First Dance Entertainment

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
We have been providing excellent Photo Booth, DJ, and Planning Services since 2012! We have performed over 1000 Weddings and many Parties and non-Wedding Events as well. We are excellently reviewed on Facebook and The Knot! We work closely with our clients to make sure their wedding day is perfect!
DJ Starchild Production

DJ Starchild Production

5.0(4)
1 hire on Fash
52+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Marsha S. says, "Orlando was great to work with- very professional and efficient. The music sound system was very good. " Read more
First Dance Entertainment

First Dance Entertainment

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
14 hires on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Jennifer S. says, "These guys were great from start to finish! They were willing to work with me for my daughter's prom/ 18th Birthday party! They listened to my needs and what i wanted! They were on time and ready to go! The kids were able to request songs and they knew what they wanted to hear! I would highly recommend First Dance for all your entertaining needs!" Read more
1uP Music

1uP Music

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Inspired by his passion for collecting music and his love for various music genres, Damion Ffolkes, "DJ 1uP," began DJing ten years ago. What started as a hobby grew to entertain at family functions, then corporation events, and finally, weddings. For Damion, nothing more exhilarating than inspiring a crowded dance floor and nothing more rewarding than helping people of all ages have the time of their lives. With 1uP Music, he’s dedicated to making his clients’ special day smooth, stress-free, and fun.

Your DJ questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a DJ cost?

DJ prices are $300 to $800 on average for birthday parties, corporate events, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other private parties. Wedding DJ prices are $500 to $4,500. The average cost to hire a DJ depends on the event type and length, your location, the DJ's experience, and the package and add-on services you select. Average DJ prices for various event types are:

  • Wedding: $500 to $4,500
  • Birthday / anniversary party: $250 to $1,000
  • Corporate event: $300 to $1,000
  • Bar/Bat mitzvah : $1,000 to $2,000+
  • Quinceañera: $1,000 to $2,000+
  • Prom / school dance: $500 to $2,000

DJs charge $75 to $200 per hour for most parties and corporate events and $150 to $300+ per hour for weddings. Prices for bar mitzvahs and quinceañeras can often be as high as or higher than their wedding prices because these parties often include extra services like giveaways, MC services, a photo booth, and more.

How much should you tip a DJ?

The standard tip for a DJ ranges from 15% to 20% of their total fee, depending on the even type, duration, and complexity, and the services provided. Consider tipping on the higher end of the range if the DJ kept the party alive, engaged the crowd, and ensured the event ran smoothly and on schedule.

In additional to tipping, express your gratitude by posting positive reviews online, referring the DJ to friends and family, and sharing their info on social media.

Is hiring a DJ worth it?

Investing in a DJ for your event can be an excellent decision, especially if you're aiming for a smooth, energetic, and professionally managed experience. A DJ can provide a level of expertise and entertainment that enhances the atmosphere and ensures a memorable experience for everyone involved.

Here's a breakdown of the benefits of hiring a DJ:

  • Seamless music flow and expert music selection tailored to the event, crowd, and desired mood
  • Professional announcements, including introductions, key moments, and scheduling
  • Elevated crowd engagement through upbeat music and interactive elements
  • Enhanced lighting and special effects to further engage and entertain the crowd
  • Reduced stress and effort on your part

What do DJ prices include?

The specific services included in a DJ's price vary depending on the contract, package options, and the individual DJ. However, most DJ prices include:

  • Sound equipment, including high-quality speakers and microphones
  • Music library featuring a variety of genres
  • Limited MC services, including basic announcements and introductions
  • Setup and teardown of their equipment

Popular add-on services typically available for an extra fee include:

  • Lighting packages, including uplights and dancefloor lighting
  • Special effects like fog machines and bubble machines
  • Photo booth rental

Do DJs provide lighting?

Many DJs offer a basic lighting package that includes a few simple lights. Some DJs offer more elaborate packages with a wider variety of lights and special effects. The extra cost for lighting depends on the type and complexity of the package you choose. Average prices for common lighting options and special effects are:

  • Premium dancefloor lighting: $100 to $400
  • Uplighting around room, bridal party table, or entire event space: $250 to $500
  • Laser light show : $50 to $120
  • Name or logo projection / Gobo lighting: $200 to $300
  • Fog machine: $175 to $400
  • Bubble machine: $30 to $80

What questions should I ask DJs before hiring?

Ask these questions to ensure you hire the best DJ for your event:

  • How long have you been a DJ in this area?
  • How would you describe your performance style?
  • What services and items are included in the package price?
  • What add-on services do you offer, and how much do they cost?
  • Do you provide emcee services?
  • Is your setup and takedown time included in the package hours or billed separately?
  • Can you share some videos from past events?
  • Can you provide references from past clients
  • Which music genre do you have the most experience with?
  • Can I preview some of your popular playlists?
  • Can I request specific songs?
  • Will you accept music requests from my guests?
  • Do you take breaks during the event?
  • Do you bring all the required equipment? Will I need to provide anything?
  • Do you bring backup equipment in case anything breaks down during the event?
  • What is your payment schedule and cancellation policy?

How can I find the best DJ for my event?

Choosing the right DJ is crucial to your event's sucess. The DJ sets the tone and mood, keeps your guests entertained and engaged, keeps the party energized, and ensures your event runs smoothly and on schedule. Follow these guidelines to find the best DJ for your party, corporate event, or wedding:

  • Look for DJs with experience handling events similar in type and size to yours.
  • Ask family, friends, and your event planner for referrals.
  • Read DJ reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Get quotes from at least two DJs for similar packages and add-ons.
  • Arrange an in-person meeting to discuss your event, musical preferences, and .
  • Select a DJ whose personality and style is a good fit for your event.
  • Get a written contract outlining the package length and the services and equipment included, the payment schedule, and the DJ's refund and cancellation policies.

Reviews for Arlington djs

Recent success stories from people in the Arlington area.
Lorraine W.
He provided a great mix of upbeat music for our pickleball tournament at the YMCA! I found myself dancing while playing, and I had a blast! Only "problem" was that at times, I attempted to play while dancing to the beat of my favorite songs--not very strategic! LOL!
Futuro
Randa S.
Had a great experience working with Royal Fam Djs for our corporate holiday party. They did a great job l responsive, professional and kept the crowd on their feet the whole night. Would highly recommend them.
Royal Fam DJs
Lonnie W.
My personal experience with working with DJ Starchild is the level of professionalism. Having an organization that will cater solely to the customer's needs not only important but a very rare commodity these days. His punctually is unparalleled and the number of song selections and freedom is nearly insurmountable. I am proud to have worked with such a professional such as DJ Starchild.
DJ Starchild Production
Josh M.
Easy to work with, amazing people and very personable.
First Dance Entertainment
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