Downtown Nashville is fun, fun, fun! There is live music on both sides of Broadway and 2nd Avenue. Most places do not charge a fee to enter. You will find all kinds of music: traditional country, contemporary country, rockabilly, blues, folk, rock, etc. There is even a dueling piano bar where everyone can sing along. There are souvenir shops all over the place on Broadway and 2nd Avenue where you will find everything from really, nice expensive stuff to the cheapest, funniest trinkets. There are about 20 restaurants in the area from pita sandwiches to BBQ to Soul Food to wings to Mexican to sushi to brew pubs. The people watching is fantastic too. Downtown Nashville is a must see!