Stephen King kicks off Wordplay festival with concert at First Avenue

The "King of Horror" is center stage in the Twin Cities this weekend.

Stephen King is in town for the inaugural Wordplay festival, featuring several well-known authors.    

Before he joined a conversation Saturday morning with another writer, King and his band The Rock Bottom Remainders kicked things off with a concert at First Avenue. The band features fellow authors Dave Barry and Amy Tan.

The Wordplay festival runs through Sunday.