There are many types of musician entrepreneurs. They go into ventures that are as diverse as there are genres of music. They include investments in record labels and production, real estate, beer and spirits and many other industries. But our interest is in those musician entrepreneurs that build brands around places. Places where people can engage with each other as part of a community, and places that contribute to the area as a whole.

Sammy Hagar, Cabo San Lucas

Dolly Parton, Dollywood

Gloria Estefan, Miami Beach’s Cardozo Hotel, Bongo’s Cuban Cafe

Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville

Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Rock and Roll Ribs (Coral Springs, FL)

Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive, location of the historic Cardozo Hotel