Stevie Wonder Rings In 2012 With A NYE Soiree At The Cosmopolitan

After a stellar inaugural year, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas rang in 2012 by hosting a New Year’s Eve bash headlined by legendary artist, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.

Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You

Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder Performs NYE 2012 At The Cosmopolitan

The evening began at 9:30 p.m. inside The Chelsea, the resorts indoor concert venue, with an electrifying performance by DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Caitlin Moe followed by a set from Mayer Hawthorne & The County. At 11 p.m., Wonder took to the main stage and rocked the crowd with hits such as “Master Blaster”, “Overjoyed,” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” for over two-and-a-half hours, pausing momentarily to usher in 2012 with a celebratory countdown as the clock struck midnight.

Stevie Wonder at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Stevie Wonder

The crowd went wild later in the evening when Tyrese Gibson joined Wonder on stage to sing along for several songs, including “Superstition.”

Tyrese Gibson and Stevie Wonder
Tyrese Gibson and Stevie Wonder At The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Notable names in attendance at the celebration included Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, Master Chef and television personality Curtis Stone, singer Brandy Norwood, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and husband Mauricio Umansky, Faye Resnick and Mark Foster of the band Foster the People.

A second New Year’s Eve party was held high above Las Vegas Boulevard at the Boulevard Pool.

Those in attendance, as well as revelers down below on The Strip, were able to see and listen to a live broadcast of Wonder’s performance on The Cosmopolitan’s Strip-side 65’ digital marquee. The party also featured premium views of the midnight fireworks.

Following their opening performance for Wonder, Mayer Hawthorne & The County took over Book & Stage and rocked a capacity crowd, The Chandelier featured the unique sounds of DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Caitlin Moe, and DJ Eddie Edge kept the crowd going late into the night at Bond.

At Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, DJ Kaskade rocked a sold out crowd. Photo credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images

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