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Coke celebrates 125th with Concert on May 7

May 5,2011

Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. will celebrate its 125th anniversary with numerous events around the world, including a May 7 festival at Pemberton Place in Downtown Atlanta for hometown employees and their families. Atlanta celeb Ryan Seacrest will host, and Atlanta resident R&B artist NeYo will perform a concert along with other artists.

The Coca-Cola 125th Anniversary Concert, which will include musicians from Somalia, New Zealand, and Britain, also features U.S. artists Grammy award-winning singer and American Idol season one winner Kelly Clarkson, and Grammy-nominated pop star Natasha Bedingfield. The concert will be streamed online as a live “thank you” to people throughout the world, with integration through social media including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, according to a Coke statement. The actual event is not open to the public.

Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, said in the release the company will celebrate its birthday by thanking people around the world who have made the brand what it is today.

To read more about the concert and other anniversary-related events, go to: www.Coca-Cola.com/125.