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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Musician Brad Paisley performs onstage at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 4, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Musician Brad Paisley performs onstage at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 4, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Brad Paisley: The Grammy-winning country singer and guitarist brings his Life Amplified World Tour to Tampa with Tyler Farr and Maddie & Tae. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $15-$54.75. (813) 740-2446; midfloridacreditunionamphitheatre.org.

Ray LaMontagne: The folk-rock singer is bringing along bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist Carl Broemel and keyboardist Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket) as the touring band during his 2016 North American Tour. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $43-$83. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Grand Brony Gala: This family friendly event catering to fans of My Little Pony runs today through Sunday starting at 8:30 a.m., Sheraton Tampa East, 10221 Princess Palm Ave., Tampa. $10-$55; $165 VIP; children 5 and younger free.; grandbronygala.com.

Fetish Con: If you've been rehearsing kinky karaoke and can't wait for the antics to be seen on the Kinky Red Carpet, these are your people. New this year, the Twisted Dungeon play space is open to everyone attending the convention. You must be 18 or older to attend. 12 p.m., Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $40 per day, $107 all access, $25 after party. (727) 894-5000; fetishcon.com.

Sheryl Underwood: One of the hosts of CBS' The Talk, the comic has also appeared in Beauty Shop and was the creator and host of BET's Comic View and Holla. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

The Pitmen Painters: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can socialize with other adults while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 9:35 a.m., Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $1.50. (727) 518-3016; www.largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

TO WATCH

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, 9 p.m., Food Network: In the midst of a 12-hour marathon of "Triple D" see this new episode where Guy basically eats his way through Maui, where sushi and ice cream are on the menu. When he tells people he was born in Nigeria, he's told, "I thought you were regular black."

Godfrey: Regular Black, 10 p.m., Showtime: In a new comedy special the comic performs in his hometown of Chicago.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Plan your weekend with our top picks for music, movies, LAST ITEM Details at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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