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From left: Emily Strayer, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks perform during their DCX World Tour MMXVI on June 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Credit: Getty Images for PMK

From left: Emily Strayer, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks perform during their DCX World Tour MMXVI on June 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Credit: Getty Images for PMK

Dixie Chicks: The chart-topping, country vocal group are hitting the road for their first American tour in a decade, with favorite hits live like, Goodbye Earl, Wide Open Spaces and Not Ready to Make Nice. Vintage Trouble opens. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $35-$129. (813) 740-2446.

Seal: Get all the feels as the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter serenades with hits like Kiss From a Rose. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $50-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Otep: The L.A. hard rock, metal band was formed in late 2000 by singer, activist and GLAAD nominee, Otep Shamaya. Fire From the Gods open. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $17-$20. (813) 248-9500.

Tampa Bay Tech Jam: TechStart Tampa Bay's largest annual fundraiser features local tech company bands battling it out for your choice. Also includes drinks, food, raffle prizes, networking and games. 5:30 p.m., District 3, 802 E Whiting St., Tampa. $40, $85 VIP. (813) 967-5965.

Brad Williams: The dwarf comic appeared in numerous sketches on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Jamie Kennedy: The comedian and actor (Scream films, Malibu's Most Wanted) made a documentary, Heckler, about the people who hate his stand-up comedy act. He was most recently in the short-lived NBC drama Heartbeat. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 960-1197.

Rock Hard Revue: Featured on America's Got Talent season 9, the ripped beefcakes of Rock Hard Revue present a 90-minute fully costumed and choreographed production. 9 p.m., Club Skye, 1509 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (407) 347-5035.


Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Rangers: It's Baseball Forever Night at the Trop. In an attempt to sell out the game to show community support for the Rays, lower level seats are $25 and include a team hat. Upper level seats are $10. 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

The Beach Tampa: Play in an ocean of 1.2 million white plastic balls in a 15,000 square foot architectural installation created by the New York design firm Snarkitecture. If the free timed at are sold out, you can still get walk-up tickets at the box office for that day's sessions. Open through Aug. 25. 12 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free with timed ticket. (813) 301-2500.


Big Brother, 8 p.m., CBS: Fans of watching the human hamsters all summer on CBS get an additional episode tonight of our favorite summer guilty pleasure. That's four nights of Big Brother "friendship" in one week. The last time they did this it featured a Battle Back competition for evicted house guests to rejoin the house.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, 9 p.m., Food Network. Guy delves into real-deal diners and classic comfort food. Please, just don't lick the TV screen.


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