From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 6, 1986:
- It was announced that the upcoming Independence Days celebration in Burcham Park would feature Leo Kottke, referred to as "a legendary if relatively youthful master of the six- and 12-string guitar from Minnesota," and Asleep at the Wheel. Other performers scheduled for festival performances were Stoney Lonesome, the Lake Wobegon Mandolin Orchestra, The Eclectic Brothers, James Dapogny and his Chicago Jazz Trio and Banu Gibson. The Lawrence Symphony Orchestra was to play patriotic songs and Sousa and Foster melodies. Other entertainment would be provided by such local musicians as Bluestem, Chuck Berg and Friends, and Full Circle.
- The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce was sponsoring free public tours of local businesses as part of "Industry Appreciation Week." Pictured were several people enjoying a tour of Farmland Industries, east of Lawrence. Other firms scheduled on the three-day tour were Hallmark Cards, Quaker Oats, the Reuter Pipe Organ Co., the Journal-World, Allen Press, Packer Plastics, and the Student Loan Marketing Association.