This festival is named after the mullet, a fish found in abundance in the local waters. While commonly seen at the festival, the mullet haircut is not the origin of the name.
The festival was founded by Walter Francis Spence Jr. in 1976. It lasts three days, starting Friday afternoon and ending Sunday after dark. Alcohol is not served on Sunday. In recent years, the festival has typically had attendance over 100,000 for the weekend.
1995 - Ty England
1994 - Daron Norwood
1991 - The Temptations
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