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Big Boi coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa

By Jay Cridlin
Big Boi performs with Outkast in Tampa in 2014. (Luis Santana | Times)

The forecaset for Memorial Day weekend in Tampa: Colder than a polar bear's toenails.

Outkast rapper Big Boi will kick off a long weekend of parties with a concert on Thursday, May 24 at the Ritz Ybor. Tickets are $24 and up. Click here for details.

While Outkast may not be touring anymore, thanks to Andre 3000's mercurial and at times cynical outlook on the music industry, Big Boi seems eager to keep the group's legacy alive and thriving, touring regularly and collaborating with artists like Phantogram and Run the Jewels, and dishing out crowd-pleasing Outkast hits like The Way You Move, Rosa Parks, Ms. Jackson and B.O.B.

Considering all the other big concerts coming Memorial Day weekend — including the Sunset Music Festival that Saturday and Sunday — this should be a fun way to kick things off.

— Jay Cridlin