New Year's Eve 2012: Spending it with the stars

Beyonce accepts the award for Best Female R&B Artist onstage during the 2012 BET Awards on July 1, 2012, in Los Angeles. Getty

Stars are popping all over the country on New Year's Eve, hosting parties and performing concerts to help ring in 2013.

Las Vegas will host The Black Keys, Pitbull, The Killers as well as The Red Hot Chili Pepper, Nicki Minaj and Brandy.

According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, more than 300,000 visitors will descend on Sin City for the occasion and nearly $200 million has been spent on fireworks that will light up the sky over the city's casinos. Beyonce will play Las Vegas, too, giving an intimate, invitation-only performance in the Wynn's 1,500-seat-amphitheater.

But her beau, Jay-Z, will be in New York, performing with Coldplay at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. That's not the only major show happening in the Big Apple. Phish will jam until the wee hours of the morning at Madison Square Garden, and other area concerts will include Blonde Redhead, Amanda Palmer, The Punch Brothers, Nas and Disco Biscuits.

The Backstreet Boys, meanwhile, will hit Bethlehem, Pa., for a gig at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, and Skrillex will play The Palace of Auburn Hills, outside Detroit.

Detroit native Kid Rock will be in Hollywood, Fla., on New Year's Eve to host an event at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel. And "Dancing With the Stars" pro Karina Smirnoff will grace nearby Miami to host a Studio 54-themed party at the Catalina Hotel. After a heavy fall of touring, the Avett Brothers, will head home to play a show in North Carolina.

Jane's Addiction will rock out at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, N.J., and The Village People will be close by at the shore city's Tropicana Casino And Resort.

Pitbull will perform at the American Airlines Arena in Miami; Willie Nelson and Iron & Wine will take the stage at the Moody Theater in Austin; My Morning Jacket will play the Agganis Arena in Boston and Mighty Mighty Bosstones perform at Boston's House of Blues.

Los Angeles will host shows by Kevin Hart, Cake, A$AP Rocky and Idina Menzel, while Chicago features concerts by The Airborne Toxic Event, Los Lobos, Charlie Wilson and Paul Oakenfold.

Over in the nation's capital, Drive-By Truckers will play the 9:30 Club, and comedian Louis C.K. will bring his best stand-up material to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

Some stars, though, will keep things a little bit more low-key this year. 3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold will ring in 2013 at camp. According to The Associated Press, his parent's neighbor owns a camp in his native Mississippi, so he plans to join them to set off fireworks and have a few drinks.

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