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His actual birth date may be debatable, but there’s no disputing Louis Armstrong’s musical legacy and lasting impact on New Orleans. Now in its 18th year, this celebration of all things Armstrong sounds off Aug. 2 with an evening of music by John Bouttè at the Omni Royal Orleans, where artist Lionel Milton’s depiction of a young Louis (featured on this year’s poster, shown above) will be up for auction. But the big to-do takes place Aug. 3-5 in and around the Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Ave.), where Irma Thomas, the Grammy-winning “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” headlines close to 40 acts performing on dueling stages. satchmosummerfest.org