Canadian rapper Shad, gospel singer Shirley Caesar and the legendary Downchild Blues Band with special guest Dan Aykroyd are headlining the TD Toronto Jazz Festival‘s opening weekend as Bloor Street closes down for two days of free concerts.

Those big names are just part of a lineup of more than 175 free shows taking place in the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood throughout the festival, which runs from June 21 to 30.

The free concerts add a lot to a festival lineup that already includes main headliners Diana Ross, Norah Jones, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Omara Portuondo and Tower of Power.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Downchild Blues Band, which inspired the famed SNL skit and feature film The Blues Brothers with Aykroyd and John Belushi. The legendary group will be playing a free concert on the TD Mainstage on Saturday, June 22, joined by Aykroyd along with David Wilcox, Paul Shaffer, Gene Taylor and Kenny Neal.