This is the right way to go. Paul's rival convention in Minnesota (2008) was well received, if more intellectual in tone. Music is what the troops need now.
Obviously, Jimmie Vaughn (SRV's bro) is a likely musical guest, but perhaps Alex Jones, could work on getting Mustaine and Megadeth to preform.
It would inspire this latter day Gen-Xer like nothing else, to see your people singing, head banging, "Peace Sells, But Whose Buyin?"