Surfin' in the Ranch

Christy Steadman
Two children dance to the Beloved Invaders, an instrumental surf band, Aug. 28 at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch for the last of the Summer's Sunset Concert series, brought by the Highlands Ranch Community Association and the Highlands Ranch Metro District.
Christy Steadman
Beach balls and the Beach Boys. A girl plays with a beach ball while the Beloved Invaders, an instrumental surf band, perform their medley of Beach Boys songs Aug. 28 at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch for the last of the Summer's Sunset Concert series, brought by the Highlands Ranch Community Association and the Highlands Ranch Metro District.
Christy Steadman
The Beloved Invaders, an instrumental surf band, comprised of Bob Cannistraro, left, on lead guitar, Kurt Reber on drums and J. Scott Johnson on bass guitar, perform Aug. 28 at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch. The concert was the last of the Summer's Sunset Concert series, brought by the Highlands Ranch Community Association and the Highlands Ranch Metro District.
Christy Steadman
Teens play a makeshift volleyball game Aug. 28 at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch while the Beloved Invaders, an instrumental surf band, perform for the last of the Summer's Sunset Concert series, brought by the Highlands Ranch Community Association and the Highlands Ranch Metro District.
Christy Steadman
A crowd gathers to watch the Beloved Invaders, an instrumental surf band, perform Aug. 28 at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch for the last of the Summer's Sunset Concert series, brought by the Highlands Ranch Community Association and the Highlands Ranch Metro District.
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It was one last blast of summer for the crowd that gathered at Civic Green Park Aug. 28 for the last of the Summer's Sunset Concert series, brought by the Highlands Ranch Community Association and the Highlands Ranch Metro District.

For an hour and a half, the Beloved Invaders entertained the crowd with instrumental surf music, playing original songs and well-known tunes such as "Pipeline."

“Everybody thinks of surf music,” lead guitarist Bob Cannistraro said, “and they automatically think of the Beach Boys.”

So, naturally, as part of their set, the band gave the crowd what they wanted: a medley of Beach Boys songs, which got the children dancing, and the beach balls bouncing.