Bluegrass bands to duel in Highlands

art nitrograssThe Highlands Performing Arts Center will present the Bluegrass Duel 8 p.m. on Sept. 15. The event will feature Asheville’s Nitrograss (pictured) and Athen’s Packway Handle.

Both bands will perform a set and then jam together for a third set. Tickets are $25. www.highlandspac.org or 828.526.9047. 

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